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2 questions on redirects

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by loclhero, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. loclhero

    loclhero Supreme Member

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    1: If I redirect through a subdomain, does my affiliate network see it came from the subdomain or just the domain?

    2: If I use a redirect in an email will the aff network see that the refer came from my email or from the domain I redirect through?
     
  2. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I would like to know this as well. I've been using free link redirect/cloaking services online, much like tinyurl, but that actually mask the referrer info and cloak everything. I've checked the stats from within the CPA's DirectTrack interface, and all it shows is my cloaked URL =) Hopefully, CPAs are OK with us using these services. Surely they would be?
     
  3. SmallStorm

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    I wonder if a "Please wait! You will be redirected to your requested page in (n) seconds" type page would work. Have it a javascript counter, but set it to 0 seconds.

    Chris
     
  4. SmallStorm

    SmallStorm Junior Member

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    Hmmm, just found this page:
    Code:
    hxxp://ask.metafilter.com/22743/How-do-I-block-my-url-from-showing-up-in-other-peoples-referral-logs
    Maybe this is the answer.

    Chris
     
  5. caretaker2007

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    I've looked at some redirs and discovered that the referrer is blank on the receiving end.

    I used a meta refresh with a zero second delay.

    Landed on page X on site 1 and redired to page Y on site 2 with no referrer info.

    clix, I would say that depends on the company. If they are trying to be 'upstanding' citizens of the net and place unwarranted rules on their affiliates then they may, but the smart ones will not care as long as there are results. The bottom line is results = money.
     
  6. Essential Clix

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    I thought about using a timed JavaScript redirect on a page that would have an offer's banner ad on it, which would display for a split second, and then redirect to the offer by itself.

    Here's the JavaScript code:

    Place this inbetween your <head> </head> tags:

    Code:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    <!--
    function delayer(){
        window.location = "your-affiliate-link-here"
    }
    //-->
    </script>
    Then place this after the <body> tag:

    Code:
    <body onLoad="setTimeout('delayer()', 5000)">
    Note that the value 5000 is equal to 5 seconds; 1000 would be equal to 1 second, and so on.
     
  7. loclhero

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    I had a total brain fade with this today. Did some looking elsewhere and also looked at some subdomains I already have and it seems I was already using the meta refresh set to zero seconds.

    Have an idea regarding that camkings method but it's going to involve email and I don't want camkings seeing it came from an email rather that it was from one of my sites, hence the redirection.
     
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    I've had those. No cramping or bloating to go with it, so I can deal.
     
  9. Smitty

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    I'm pretty sure the traffic will show it's coming from the redirect domain.