What is a direct linking campaign?
Direct linking means sending the traffic directly to the affiliate offer. So you are not using any landing pages, only the tracking link.
1. Add the offer source and the offer you are promoting.
2. Add the source of traffic you will be using for buying traffic.
3. Create a Campaign. Use “only offer” option, add your offer(s):
4. Proceed further with the other campaign settings and save the changes. Once you save the campaign, you will get the tracking link generated automatically. Put it to your traffic source campaign settings (on the traffic source side).
Since you are not using any other landing pages and scripts, just the tracking link that leads directly to the offer, this method is called direct linking.