There are tons of affiliate networks with excellent partnership programs. Most WordPress owners maintain their site and earn by participating in one or more affiliate programs.
If you have decided to start making money from your blog or website, one of the smartest ways to do this is by entering the niche affiliate marketing arena. Heck, even this site pays its bills thanks to affiliate links.
But most website owners have difficulty to add products from several affiliate networks efficiently and to update prices and affiliate products in WordPress automatically.
They need option to auto updated prices and products or even create set and forget site using autoblogging feature.
You probably manually do all these tasks. From searching product, adding affiliate links, updating price, description, creating comparison deal tables, etc. That is time consuming and tiresome process.
The goal of affiliate sites is to refer a visitor to a product or service and then earn a percentage of any transactions that take place.
Of course, it’s not quite as simple as that. But it is way of generating an income online that has a very low barrier to entry, little technical knowledge needed to get started, and a minimal financial investment required.
When combined with WordPress, affiliate marketing could be the model you are looking for to supplement or even replace your current income stream.
WordPress offers tons of plugins and themes in that field, so it is not hard to find what you need and start building websites using various affiliate networks available.
There are great plugins and themes, free and paid, which practically do the job for you. They auto populate your website with affiliate products in matter of minutes.
You can make deals, review, store, blog, coupon, compare prices site, etc.
There is much more than just populating the website with affiliate products. If you want to succeed there are many aspects you need to follow.
But I will not go into that. That is a too broad topic and will leave it for some other time.
Amazon and Ebay are most popular affiliate networks to target. But there are manymore like Zanox, Affiliate Window, Linkshare, Shareasale, Aliexpress, etc.
When searching plugin for affiliate marketing, I have encountered many plugins and themes which lacked features necessary to build affiliate sites using WordPress.
The main problem is keeping the price of products updated. If you populate your site with affiliate products from various affiliate networks and decide to show price, you understand what pain in the ass can be when prices change.
Finding a plugin that can automatically update prices of affiliate products when they change is like hitting the jackpot.
Sure, there are tons of plugins and themes for Amazon affiliate network that have that feature. But what if I want that option for LinkShare, CJ, Zanox and other affiliate networks products?
Luckily, I finally found a plugin which provides automatic update of affiliate product prices in WordPress site and much more features and options.
Content Egg WordPress Plugin Review
Content Egg is a WordPress plugin that allows you to create profitable websites, affiliate websites, price comparison, deals and product reviews.
With few easy steps, you can add images, videos, news, messages from social networks, affiliate links, and products, etc..
Content Egg supports many popular affiliate networks. Photos, videos, product offerings, text content, manuals, social news, etc. Content Egg can auto-populate your posts with all this.
For example, you write a short article review of the new laptop. Depending what modules you have activated additional content like images, products, videos, content will be added automatically by the plugin.
You can also add things manually using plugins. But manually here means only inserting the shortcode. There will be no need to leave your WordPress website dashboard.
Before you can start working with the Content Egg, you need to activate and configure plugin modules. To do this, go to the main menu Content Egg →Settings.
Modules of the free version are Amazon, Pixabay, Google Images (deprecated), Youtube, Commission Junction Links, Freebase, Affili.net Coupons, Related Keywords, RSS Fetcher, Admitad Products, Offer.
You can first try the free version to test it out and see if it is what you need. If you require more affiliate networks (modules), you will need PRO version.
Content Egg PRO has many more affiliate networks, and new ones are continually added. All buyers of PROversion can suggest new modules.
Additional modules of PRO version are Ebay, Zanox, Aliexpress, CJ Products, Affili.net Products, Linkshare, Flickr, Bing Images, Google Books, Google News, Twitter, VK news, Yandex Market, Udemy, Envato, ClickBank, etc.
Modules are divided into Content modules and Affiliate modules. Most modules receive data through official API.
To start using each module from the plugin, you will need to be registered in appropriate services or affiliate networks.
Then you will need to put their access keys to the API, and other provided options in the appropriate modules.
Content Egg Features
Some features of Content Egg WordPress plugin include:
- Search and add to post additional relevant content like videos, images, news, etc.
- Quickly add offers from different affiliate networks by keyword.
- Autoblogging and monetizing on autopilot
- Multilanguage support
- Automatic updates of prices and offers
- Price comparison lists by keyword with autoupdate feature
- Search filters for modules (price range, discount, categories, best offers, etc)
- Automatically adds partner ID to links
- Easy to use interface
- Various output templates
- Works with any theme
- Works through official API
- Works with WordPress shortcodes
Setting up each module is explained well in the documentation that comes with the plugin in case you need help. Some content modules even have multi-language support.
Content Egg plugin adds search for the content section to posts and pages. You just enter a keyword and click “Search.”
The plugin then searches and displays the results for you. Then you need to choose what to add to the post and edit the results.
You can also setup auto blogging and plugin will create posts with relevant content according to your schedule.
Content modules are Bing images, Flickr photos, Freebase, Google Books, Google Images, Google News, Yandex market products and reviews, Twitter feed, Vkontakte news and YouTube video. New modules are constantly added.
#Affiliate Program Modules
The plugin allows you add products from various stores and monetize clicks through direct affiliate programs or CPA-networks.
Modules of affiliate programs work on the same principle as content modules. You can search for items in the post and add the selected items to that same post in your WordPress admin.
Content Egg provides the ability to work with various affiliate programs like Amazon (US, UK, DE, FR, IT,…), eBay (including local stores), Aliexpress (native affiliate program and CPA-network), Zanox, Commission Junction (offers and coupons), Affili.net (offers and coupons), Linkshare, Shareasale, Zanox, etc.
New affiliate networks are regularly added. You can suggest your favorite affiliate programs and the author may implement them.
Modules of affiliate programs have various useful options. For example, select only the products with good conversion, specify filters for the minimum commission, lowest price, seller rating, etc.
An important feature of working with partners is to maintain product descriptions up to date. Content Egg automatically does a search for the new products by keyword and update products on the site.
Modules of affiliate programs can update not just all products completely, but also they can automatically update price and some other information about already added products.
How is Content Displayed on the Blog?
When you save the post, the data of Content Egg modules is also stored in the standard custom fields of WordPress.
This means, if you wish, you can get this information and use it in your custom modules and plugins.
Default output templates for using Content Egg are provided with the plugin.
There is a set of templates for different modules, but you can also create your own templates.
The data of plugin can be displayed according to the setting of search module:
- Automatically at the beginning of the post,
- Automatically at the end of the post,
- Manually using a shortcode.
When you use shortcode, you can also choose preferred output template. Each shortcode has additional settings.
Content Egg works with any WordPress theme, and with any standard views of blogs or pages.
After setting up and activating desired modules, you will have the option to search and add different content per each enabled module in your posts.
After saving the post, all data of Content Egg plugin will also be stored in the Custom Fields.
By default, the data of Content Egg will be automatically “attached” at the beginning or end of the post when displaying on the site.
You can also manually integrate the content of any module in any place of a post by adding appropriate shortcode in the post.
Autoblogging With Content Egg
Content Egg plugin can create sites on autopilot. You only need to type keywords and plugin will find products, images, videos and other content based on your schedule.
Plugin searches and displays relevant content which is a mix from different modules.
Such sites look good and provide value for visitors. They also get traffic from search engines because pages are optimized for keywords.
Your only job is to find right keywords with low competition but with enough product quantity.
Keep in mind that any added text using this plugin is not unique. It is duplicate content. You may want to edit it from time to time or integrate with content spinner tool.
Content Egg Price
To use Content Egg WordPress PRO plugin, you will need to purchase a license key. With one license you can use the plugin on one domain/website.
Activating license is performed only once and cannot be changed to link to another domain name. If you want to transfer the license to another domain, you will need to pay $5.
The price depends on the number of purchased licenses.
Use REHUB25 coupon for 25% discount for new users (let me know if coupon expired)
License entries you to use Content Egg plugin for an unlimited time, support via E-mail and automatic updates for 12 months.
After the expiration of 12 months, a plugin will continue to work. But you will not receive automatic updates nor support.
You can extend the updates and support for all your domains/licenses for another year for $15 (single payment for all your licenses).
If you purchase five licenses, you will get five different licenses for every domain/site.
NOTE: Content Egg can be purchased on Codecanyon site or on Keywordrush site. From where is better to purchase Content Egg?
Price in start is same on both sites but on Codecanyon most users need to pay a higher price because of tax.
On Keywordrush site there is no tax and you can get discount on single site license or more while on Codecanyon there is no discount.
1. Keywordrush.com: free updates for 12 months. Then $15.00 per year for all your domains + support. If you purchase new licenses, it also extends support and updates. You can buy a license package which is much cheaper.
2. Codecanyon: lifetime updates (12 months automatic updates from their server then default Codecanyon updates). But support is also paid.
Basically, if you are purchasing one site license it is better to purchase on Codecanyon. If you need more than one license then purchase on Keywordrush site.
Content Egg Pros and Cons
- Automatic product price updating
- Support for various affiliate networks
- Content modules
- Compare products from different affiliate networks
- Autoblogging feature
- Affiliate Egg integration
- You pay renewal only $15 for all licenses no matter how many you purchased
- Possible to use multi-location for Amazon
- Price drop alerts for products feature
- Price history with graphs option
- No live preview or image example of each output template
- If you want to transfer license to other site, you will need to pay $5
- I would like to see geo-targeting feature implemented
Who owns the rights to the content? Under what conditions can I use it on my site?
The author owns the rights to content. Most modules receive content through the official API services. Carefully read the rules and characteristics of each service when accessing the API and use them on your websites.
You should independently determine what materials you have the right to publish on your website and on what conditions
Content Egg and REHub WordPress Theme
Content Egg is a plugin from the author of REHub – Directory, Shop, Coupon, Affiliate Theme.
If you didn’t hear for REHub ( shame on you ), it is popular and powerful WordPress theme to create a shop, affiliate website, coupon, directory website, etc.
Content Egg works with any WordPress theme. But it works even better in combination with REHub.
From 4.8.1 version of the theme, there is extended support for Content Egg plugin.
Update Prices And Affiliate Products In WordPress Using Content Egg
How much time do you spend to add images, relevant videos, books, news, photos and affiliate products to post?
You have to go on YouTube, find videos, then on Google images, Flickr, Amazon, Twitter, Google news, etc. Searching relevant additional content, formatting, adding to post, etc.
It all takes too much time for each article. With Content Egg you can quickly have posts filled with relevant images, videos, useful information and ready for monetization.
Setting up modules is very easy. Maybe 2-3 minutes depending on the module.
Content Egg is all in one WordPress plugin for adding additional content from open sources and affiliate offers from different affiliate systems to your content.
All modules have more or fewer options depending on the module. But in the end, it is very easy to navigate using friendly interface.
Just insert keyword, and the plugin will search all available content from activated modules.
Then you just choose items which you want to add. The plugin can also add content from modules automatically.
Content Egg plugin can store images from modules to your server and even set featured image to your post if you choose to do so.
Most importantly, the plugin will automatically update price and availability in all affiliate modules. No need to manually check and correct prices when they change.
If you want you can even make price product comparisons from various affiliate networks using Content Egg plugin.
Create comparison lists with deals even from different affiliate systems using provided templates.
With all that said this is highly recommended plugin for purchase. As an alternative, you can check WP Robot or Datafeedr.
Now to you. Which tools and plugins do you use to keep affiliate product prices updated and to populate site content? Let me know in comments below!
4.8 out of 5
Create comparison lists, automatically import products from affiliate networks, automatically update prices of affiliate products on your site, showcase various deals from different shops from particular product and much more. This plugin is must have for any serious affiliate marketeer.