Links are the most common solution in affiliate marketing. A natural and organic way to lead readers where they want to go, they can be embedded behind text, images, and buttons. Links are easy to implement and generate the greatest results (particularly higher conversion rates) for content-driven websites, such as travel blogs.
How to create a link
Log in to the partner portal and click Tools at the top of the page. Then, click links and follow the instructions on the page. Make sure you have the URL of the GetYourGuide page that you want to link to.
To keep track of your link’s performance, you’ll need to give the link a campaign name and specify where on your webpage or blog post you plan to place it. After you provide this information, the page will generate a link that you can start using to refer people to GetYourGuide. Any clicks or bookings made through the link will be traced back to you, earning you a competitive commission.
This option is best if you’re introducing a must-see attraction. Attraction pages list all of the tours we offer at a specific attraction. e.g. Eiffel Tower
City/country landing page
Direct your audience to a city/country landing page if your content is about a city in general. Linking to a city page will give your readers a good overview of things to do there. e.g. Rome
Search results landing page
Select the search results landing page if you have a particular activity type in mind but want to offer a range of choices. e.g. Berlin biking tours
Want to introduce your readers to GetYourGuide? Allow them to explore our tours and activities in general here. e.g. www.getyourguide.com
Know more about how you can optimize your integrations by checking out our best practices page here.
A widget is a banner your readers can click to find and book activities on GetYourGuide. You get commission for every activity your readers experience.
Widgets can be omnipresent on your website — if your sidebar is static (it’s on every page of your site) then widgets will always be visible. This makes navigation easier for your readers and means there’s always an opportunity to click. As our partner, you can use our widgets as another integration point of our tours to your website, as they allow you to display content in a more visual way.
What are the benefits of widgets?
Responsive: widgets automatically adapt to desktop and mobile
Versatile: you can place widgets directly within the content or in the sidebar
Aesthetically appealing: widgets have engaging visuals with reviews
At GetYourGuide we provide our partners with two kinds of widgets options, the activity widget and the city widget.
If you’d like to give your readers a preview of everything a city has to offer, city widgets are the way to go. Each widget has an eye-catching photo and teaser content provided by GetYourGuide. It’s a good solution for a broader integration, where you want to give the readers the opportunity to explore more of a location without suggesting specific tours.
How to create an activity or city widget
Once you log in, click Tools in the bar at the top of your screen. You’ll see the options to set up a city or activity widget.
With an activity widget, you can highlight specific activities relevant to your content.
To show top activities based on search terms, a city, or geographical coordinates, select Search.
To create a city widget, enter the city’s airport code. Don’t know the code? Just click the link to search for the code.
Choose how many activities you’d like to promote and select the language and currency.
To show activities you’ve chosen yourself, select Specific URLs and enter their GetYourGuide URLs.
If there are activities that shouldn’t appear in your widget, click Advanced and enter their URLs to exclude them.
Adding a widget to your site
No matter which widget you choose, you’ll have to add the code for it to your site. When creating your widget in the Solutions tab, click Tracking and select where you’ll place the widget.
Add a campaign name so you can track how many readers click and book through the widget.
Check out the widget preview on the left side of your screen.
If you’re happy with how it looks, copy and paste the code to your web page or blog post.
Congratulations, your widget is live. You'll now get paid for each booking your readers.
Need more information? Check out this video on integrating:
API stands for Application Programming Interface, which is “an interface or communication protocol between different parts of a computer program intended to simplify the implementation and maintenance of software.”*