Regular readers will know that I’m a big fan of the GeoRiot link management platform. This lets you convert any Amazon link into a universal link that detects where a visitor is from and forwards them to their own national Amazon store – optionally with your affiliate link included. GeoRiot also works with the iTunes store, incidentally.
The shift to Geniuslink, from GeoRiot, is a refocus on the what our service has become, and the foundation we’ve built for making it even better.
How we got here
It started last May when we acquired the “geni.us” domain.
In July of 2014 we launched advanced targets: the ability to fully customize the behavior of your link by easily adding custom rules based on any combination of country, device, OS, and date of click. These were the first footsteps out of the iTunes and Amazon affiliate link space where we had been laser focused since 2009.
The next major steps came in late 2014 with our beta launch of integrated tracking and retargeting pixels, allowing you to target your audience to remarket to them for future promotions.
Early spring of 2015 saw the pixeling going live along with opening our geni.us links, allowing for infinite combinations of advanced targeting and pixels so our clients could create the perfect link for every promotion.
Today’s launch takes the focus off of our company name and puts it squarely on our flagship service, the incredibly powerful and super intelligent geni.us links, a marketer’s best friend.
So instead of visiting the old GeoRiot service to sign up for this service or manage your account, you now need to visit http://www.geni.us.
Incidentally, this change does not affect BookLinker, the other link management platform run by the company, which I wrote about in this blog post. The difference between the two services is that Geniuslink (previously GeoRiot) offers more stats and options for users, but once clicks through your links exceed 1000 a month you are charged a small fee. BookLinker offers a more basic service, but it is free no matter how many people click on your links.
For more information about these services and why I recommend them, please read this blog post about GeoRiot and this one about BookLinker. Or click through to the Geniuslink or BookLinker websites, of course.
Note that I do not receive any financial compensation for recommending these services. I simply think they are very useful resources, and I am therefore very happy to share them with my readers.
As ever, if you have any queries about this update, please do post them below.