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One of the easiest ways to increase how much money you are making from your site is to focus on conversion rate optimization (CRO).
By converting more of your existing traffic you will see an immediate impact on your affiliate earnings.
Some examples of on-page elements that will help increase conversion rates are:
- Comparison Tables
- Top 3 Boxes
- Product Boxes
- Pros/Cons Boxes
- Vs. Boxes
Coding any of these elements by hand can be a daunting task, but thankfully there are a variety of tools available that make the process fairly painless.
My favorite tool for building CRO-friendly product elements for my sites is Affiliatable. In this article, I am going to provide a full Affiliatable review and walkthrough of all the main features.
👆 This product box was built with Affiliatable
What is Affiliatable?
Affiliatable is a SAAS-based solution that allows you to build beautiful and responsive tables and boxes quickly. They brand their product as an “All-In-One Affiliate Toolkit”.
Affiliatable runs in the cloud so you don’t need to download any plugins. You simply build your element and add the HTML code wherever you want it displayed on your site.
The benefit of using HTML versus a plugin is that Affiliatable won’t slow down your site.
How Does Affiliatable Work?
Getting started with Affiliatable is rather simple. Once you set up an account you just need to copy a snippet of base code they provide and insert it into the header of the page(s) you want to place an element on.
Then just use their element builder interface to design whichever type of product element want.
You can customize all facets of any element including:
- Theme Color
- Title Tag (H1-H6)
- Schema Type
- Button Rel (nofollow, sponsored, ugc)
- Open in New Window? (yes/no)
- Multiple Buttons? (one or two buttons)
- Button Text
- Button Style (four styles to choose from)
- Add Arrow Icon
- Button Size (small, medium, large)
- Button Color
- Header Title
Additionally, if you have a paid plan you can choose from up to 8 different layout options depending on which element you choose (with the free account you only have a single layout option for each element).
Once the element looks and behaves the way you want, just copy the HTML code provided and paste it wherever you want it displayed on your page or post.
The process to build and place elements on your site are as follows:
1. Sign Up for an Affiliatable Account:
You can start out by signing up for a FREE account when you are first getting started.
2. Add Header Code
After you sign up for Affiliatable you need to add their base code to the header of your site.
A major pro to using Affiliatable is that we’ve found no noticeable effect on page loading speed when adding the base code to our pages. The same can’t be said for many of the other WordPress table plugins that we’ve tested.
3. Build your Elements
Once you have an Affiliatable account and your site setup with the base code, the last step is to start designing your elements.
You can either fill out the product details manually or connect your Amazon Associates account and search for a specific product directly in the element builder.
Affiliatable offers a number of features that will help any affiliate marketer design beautiful tables and boxes for their sites.
Amazon API Integration
One of the features that affiliate marketers will find most useful is how easily Affiliatable pulls Amazon product details into your elements.
📝Note: You need to already have access to the Amazon Product Advertising API.
When you set up a new site inside of Affiliatable you have the option to add your Amazon Associates ID and Product Advertising API Key.
Once you have added the API info you can search for any product on Amazon by its ASIN and it will automatically pull all of the product’s information into your element. However, if you want to manually override any of the information Amazon provides you have the option to do so at any time.
📝Note: Affiliatable offers Product Advertising API integration for the USA and 15 other regions.
Affiliatable features the option to automatically add review schema to the post on your site where the table or product box will be hosted.
All you need to do is:
- Choose “Enable Schema” for the element
- Add the URL of the page where the element will be displayed
It’s as simple as that!
Multiple CTA Buttons
A feature that many pro affiliate marketers will love is the ability to add a second CTA button to your products.
Amazon is the king when it comes to conversion rates, but they are the court jester when it comes to affiliate commission rates.
Giving buyers the option to purchase through Amazon or a different niche-specific retailer can often boost overall conversion rates as well as affiliate income.
Affiliatable allows you to customize each CTA button separately, so you can change the color, size, and style to your liking.
Affiliatable Tables/Product Boxes
Currently, there are 6 different types of elements that you can create. Each element has a number of different pre-built layouts that you can choose from.
📝Note: Affiliatable frequently adds new element and layout options.
The Comparison Table is a staple for affiliate marketers. Affiliatable includes 8 pre-built Comparison Table layouts to choose from.
There is the option to rate products with a numerical or star rating, and you can add a feature title to each product (i.e. Top Pick, Best Value, Most Comfortable, etc.)
The Product Box is used when you are calling out a specific product. This type of element should be used throughout your affiliate content. Affiliatable includes 8 pre-built Product Box layouts to choose from.
All of the available options are the same as the Comparison Table, but additionally, there is a carousel Product Box layout that gives you the option to show up to 3 photos of the product.
The Pros/Cons Box is a great way to showcase the strengths and weaknesses of a particular product. Affiliatable includes 7 pre-built Pros/Cons Box layouts to choose from.
For maximum conversions, choose a layout that works for the aesthetic of your site, and list at least 3 pros.
Top 3 Box
Many top affiliate sites are replacing their above-the-fold comparison table with the Top 3 Box CTA option. Affiliatable includes 4 pre-built Top 3 Box layouts to choose from.
A great example of how to use a Top 3 Box in your affiliate roundup posts can be found HERE.
Displaying the various factors that helped you rate a specific product is helpful for converting visitors into clicks. Affiliatable includes 2 pre-built Rating Box layouts to choose from.
You can add the Rating Box directly underneath a Product Box to produce one large seamless element on your page.
The latest element that Affiliatable has added to its toolkit is the Versus Box. Currently, there is only one pre-built Versus Box layout to choose from.
The Versus Box is a perfect addition for “X vs Y” review posts, as you can compare all of the different features of the two products.
There are currently 3 pricing tiers available for Affiliatable:
Free – One website, limited layout choices, regular support, no schema support
Pro Single ($39/yr) – One website, unlimited layout choices, priority support, schema optimized
Pro Infinite ($89/yr) – Same as Pro Single but unlimited websites
There is an option to pay monthly for the Pro Single plan, but it is $19 per month, and it would make more sense to purchase the annual license for just $20 more.
Can you use Affiliatable on multiple sites?
If you purchase the Pro Unlimited plan you can use Affiliatable on as many sites as you like.
Will Affiliatable work on non WordPress sites?
Since you are simply adding HTML code to the site, any website should be able to display Affiliatable elements.
Does Affiliatable work with all affiliate programs?
Yes, all you have to do is add your affiliate tracking link to the appropriate CTA button.
Does Affiliatable still offer a lifetime deal (LTD)?
Unfortunately, they do not currently offer a lifetime deal. The lifetime deal was something they offered to early adopters the platform.
What is the Affiliatable refund policy?
You have up to 48 hours after purchasing Affiliatable to request a refund.
Because you can use Affiliatable on unlimited sites, it is one of the most cost-effective affiliate table builder options on the market.
The free version is extremely limited, and the included layouts are basic, so if you want to add eye-catching responsive CTA tables and boxes to your site, you should really buy one of the PRO plans.
- Amazon API integration
- Cloud-based software
- Constantly adding new features
- With all of the features, the UI can seem a bit cluttered
I recommend that any niche site builder or blogger who is reviewing products, software, or digital goods try out Affiliatable.