Well, you’re in luck! We’ve compared the features side-by-side, and the results are in!
In this post, we’ll compare Pretty Links and ThirstyAffiliates. To better suit your needs, we’ve included both the free and pro versions of each.
One thing we often find is, other link cloaking and link management solutions aren’t built with bloggers in mind. Busy bloggers need to leverage their resources to get the most time possible for doing what they do great: creating content.
Unlike Pretty Links, ThirstyAffiliates is a solution purpose-built with bloggers and niche website owners in mind. We focus hard on the tools that matter. So, if you’re looking for a purpose-built tool, ThirstyAffiliates is the only Pretty Links alternative you should consider.
As bloggers, niche site owners, and affiliates ourselves, we know what features are must-haves and what makes a tool like this great. We’ve been refining our tool for many years and are always finding new and innovative ways to improve.
Here at ThirstyAffiliates, we pride ourselves on our customer service and try our best to ensure everyone has a good experience while using our product.
We give a 14-day refund satisfaction guarantee on our ThirstyAffiliates Pro product. We also take care of our customers personally when it comes to customer support issues. We’ll never just send you to an inactive forum.
With that all said, it’s difficult to compare two products directly based on features. But we hope you find this comparison informative!
Pretty Links vs. ThirstyAffiliates (Free Versions)
First, we compared the two free versions. Both ThirstyAffiliates and Pretty Links come in “free” or “lite” versions. As you can see in the table below, the ThirstyAffiliates free version is a favorable alternative to Pretty Links Lite.
|ThirstyAffiliates||Pretty Links Lite|
|Shortening / Destination Cloaking||Yes||Yes|
|Link Categorization||Yes – uses hierarchical WP taxonomy called “Link Categories”, which works just like Post Categories||Yes – uses its own grouping method called “Groups”|
|Uses Custom Post Types||Yes – uses standard WP core post type technology||No|
|Multiple Redirect Options||Yes – 301, 302, 307||Yes – 301, 302, 307|
|Link Prefixes||Yes – customizable link prefixes||No – uses direct URLs|
|Stats||Yes – includes Reports interface||Yes – includes Reports interface|
|Affiliate Link Picker Tool||Yes – works just like WP link tool + Advanced Link Picker as well||Yes – basic list|
|Link Insertion Options||Standard Link, Shortcode, Image||Standard Link|
|Show Category Slugs in URLs||Yes||No|
|Attach Images/Banners To Affiliate Links||Yes||No|
|No Follow||Yes – globally or per link override||Yes – per link|
|Open in New Window||Yes – globally or per link override||Yes – per link|
|Pass Additional Query Strings||Yes||Yes|
|Modularized Design||Yes – you can turn off the parts of ThirstyAffiliates you don’t need for extra plugin speed||No|
|Import/Export Settings||Yes – easily export then import your global settings into another site for faster setup||No|
|Quick Add Links||Yes – quick add tool lets you add links on the fly||Yes – but not from editor (WP dashboard widget)|
|Built-In Proactive Link Fixer||Yes – fixes older links in the content||No|
|Uncloak Option||Yes – to make links compatible with Amazon Terms of Service||No|
|Rest API Compatibility||Yes||No|
Pretty Links vs. ThirstyAffiliates (Pro Versions)
Next, we compared the two premium versions. Check out how ThirstyAffiliates compares with Pretty Links Pro.
|ThirstyAffiliates||Pretty Links Pro|
|Site License||3 Levels|
– Single site
– 5 sites
– 10 sites
– Single site
– 2 sites
– 5 sites
|Automatic Keyword Linking||Yes – with inbuilt caching and support for Unicode characters||Yes|
|Advanced Statistics Reports||Yes – multiple advanced Reports in a dedicated section||Yes – Single report screen|
|Geolocation Link Redirect||Yes||Yes|
|CSV Import / Export Tool||Yes – also supports merging||Yes|
|Amazon API Importing||Yes||No|
|Google Analytics Click Event Pushing||Yes – support legacy, universal, and GTM||Yes – but via a plugin integration|
|High-Speed HTAccess Redirect||Yes||No|
|Link Event Notification Emails||Yes||No|
|REST API Compatibility||Yes||No|
|URL Shortening (with bit.ly)||Yes||No|
|Automatic 404 Checker||Yes||No|
We hope this comparison of Pretty Links vs. ThirstyAffiliates will help you decide which tool is right for your needs. To learn more about the differences between the ThirstyAffiliates versions, click here.