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How to Turn Off Skimlinks on One Post

Last month I joined Skimlinks and added the code to my main site. I had heard about Skimlinks in the past, but it wasn’t until a friend of mine recommended I try it that I finally decided to join.

Skimlinks is an automated affiliate marketing tool that monetizes your content without you having to do anything besides add the code to your site when you join. When you link to a product or service on your site, it turns that link into an affiliate link. This means if someone buys after clicking from your site, you earn money. They are partnered with 18,000 merchants so you don’t have to join a million different programs.

How to Turn Off Skimlinks on One Post - A simple, step-by-step tutorial with pictures!

What I wanted to share today was something that I just learned how to do: turn off Skimlinks for one particular post. I googled and searched Skimlinks help and couldn’t find an explanation on how to do it in plain English. I don’t speak code. I asked my technical support guru, Miriam at Creative Patience, if she could decipher what the help desk was saying. Of course, she could because she is amazing! She told me what to do and within 30 seconds I had the job done. Easy!

How to turn off Skimlinks on one post

1. Go to the post in your WordPress dashboard where you want to turn Skimlinks off. Scroll down to the bottom until you see the section titled “Scripts”.

How to Turn Off Skimlinks on One Post - A simple, step-by-step tutorial with pictures!

2. Copy the code highlighted on their help page as shown below.

How to Turn Off Skimlinks on One Post - A simple, step-by-step tutorial with pictures!

3. Paste the code where it says Scripts in your post you want to turn off Skimlinks.

How to Turn Off Skimlinks on One Post - A simple, step-by-step tutorial with pictures!

4. Click Update on your post to save the changes.

How to Turn Off Skimlinks on One Post - A simple, step-by-step tutorial with pictures!

And you’re done! Easy! It didn’t look easy at all to me when I first read the help section. I wanted to share so others wouldn’t have to search forever to figure it out and also so I won’t forget in case I need to do it again.

Do you use Skimlinks on your site? 

This post was previously published on April 21, 2014 on my blogging blog. I’m closing that blog down and moving the content over here. Keep an eye on my Blogging tips category! Want to start a blog? Read my post about how to start a lifestyle blog.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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