I’d like to take a moment to introduce our publishers to LinkShare’s Bento Box. It is a place where you’ll find all our early-stage features and 3rd party plug-ins. Today you’ll find our WordPress plug-ins as well as a Mac Widget there, and also links to some Developers making good use of LinkShare Web Services. We’ll keep adding goodies to the Bento Box – so stay tuned!
The newest addition to the Bento Box is the US version of our Deep Linking LinkGenerator Bookmarklet. Have you ever wished you can generate a deep link with the click of a button, without logging in to the Publisher Dashboard? Our LinkGenerator Bookmarklet in the UK does just that, and we’ve gotten quite a bit of positive feedback on it. Now, we’re pleased to announce a Deep Linking LinkGenerator Bookmarklet in the US as well.
With this tool, you enter your Web Services Token and then click-and-drag the bookmarklet to your browser toolbar (or right click in IE). When you navigate to an Advertiser page you’d like to create a deep link to, hit the LinkGenerator button and a window will come up with a Deep Link to that page. A few things to note: links created using the bookmarklet will report as LinkBuilder links; and, as usual, you’ll also need to have a relationship with the advertiser to deep link to their pages. You can pick up the LinkGenerator Bookmarklet and read instructions here.
Here’s a demonstration video we did for the UK bookmarklet, the US one works the same way:
Ian Rosenwach, Product Manager