The next step in affiliate blogging, is to find out how to use the Project Manager Dashboard.
GETTING STARTED WITH THE DASHBOARD
You can go to the Project Manager Dashboard from your Inlinkz home page when you are logged in.
You are also automatically directed to the Project Manager Dashboard after you created a new product list.
This is how your dashboard will look like.
You can have access to all the product lists you have created. They are displayed by date & by the name you have added while creating them.
Add the product list to your blog.
Adding the product list you have created to your blog is easy.
In the dashboard just below your product list, click on “Get Script“.
This will display the following screen from where you can copy the code!
You have a number of options on the script you want to copy depending on your needs.
You can select between:
- the new widget code.
- the old widget code.
- static code.
For each one of the above different options there is a list of what they do & they don’t do just below their title.
We recommend using the new widget code since it has more capabilities & supports the project & product navigation features!
Adding the script on your blog.
Whether you are using blogspot, wordpress, typepad or any other type of blog platform/site you should paste the above code in HTML view.
Here is an example for wordpress.
While writing your post make sure you switch “Text” & paste your code there.
Switch back to “Visual” & your product list is there!
Here is an example for blogspot.
While writing your post on blogspot make sure to switch to “HTML” view.
Paste the code & switch back to “Compose” to finish your post.
Adding your product list on YouTube.
Do you have a youtube channel where you want your list of products to be displayed?
Easy! Since the description area on YouTube does not allow images, we will convert the above code in a YouTube friendly format for you.
Just click on the YouTube link & then copy the text.
You have two options!
Either copy the text together with links to the shops (1) or just click a simple text list with the names of the products (2).
Go to your YouTube video & paste the code in to your video’s description.
Preview and Edit your product lists.
In the Project Manager Dashboard just next to the name of your product list you can see the date it was created.
By clicking the magnifying glass you can see a preview of your product list. Now is the time to see how things will look like & make some changes if you want to.
3. Edit Collection:
ClIck on the edit image & you can will have access to all the details of your collections. You can edit your product list as much as you like, add new/delete products, change the order they appear or even change their size.
TIP: If you make changes to a product list that you have already added to your blog post, this will change automatically if you used the “new widget” or the “old widget” script. That means you don’t have to copy & paste the code again on your blog even if the post is live. However if you used the “static code” then you have to copy & replace the code in your blog post.
1. Project Settings
2. Collection Appearance Style:
This is where you can chance the appearance of the collection (update coming soon)
This is a display a window where you can see how many views your product list had as well as how many clicks you had on your products.
Here is an example:
In the above example I had 20 products in my list. Since I’ve added the list to my blog 618 people viewed my list and I had 557 clicks on my 20 products. You want to check these metrics if you are an affiliate with the shops you are linking to. This will give you a great inside on how well you are performing.
This small button, performs a great job. It compiles an excel-compatible spreadsheet that contains all the links of the collection, along with their click counts for each one & the link they are pointing to.
The links you have added from the shops tab are shown WITHOUT their affiliate links. This is not the link that the user clicks (which contains the affiliate) but the raw link of the product.
Moreover the file includes ALL the click information of each of your links for the specific collection including:
- The name of the link.
- The time when the click happened.
- The country code where the click originated from &…
- The referring URL (That is, the website, email, rss feed, youtube video where the link was displayed).
This information is very useable as you can see from which channel you get more clicks. If e.g. the referrer is reader.google.com (or whichever reader in that case) this means that your feed readers are active. The referrer may also be your blog address, assorted webmail clients (gmail, yahoo mail, live.com etc) & youtube.
Delete the collection.
Depending on your Inlinkz plan you can create unlimited collections. But if for some reason you want to delete one of them then all you have to do is click on the “Delete” button. This will delete the product list & remove it from your dashboard. Remember that if you delete one of your collections it will automatically dissapear from your blog post.
Next Topic: Create your Own Product Library