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A simple way to trick Adblock with your affiliate banners and offers

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by UptonGoodwin, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    Hello, I've mostly been just lurking around BlackHatWorld for years posting random snips and bits here and there, thought I would finally give back with some solid info that I see people on this site NOT doing everyday.

    Something that I have been playing around with is ways to avoid my ads on my websites getting blocked. I also see a number of Jr. VIP's here that are selling their signature space, but the ads in their signature are automatically being blocked by AdBlock because they aren't taking any effort to get around the plugin.

    What I have started doing for my porn autoblog sites that I've been playing around with (to be honest it's more pleasure than profit lol) is to save the banner ad image that I want to use to my website server and then create a separate page within my site that redirect to the affiliate offer. This is obviously a form of cloaking but it is really easy to do. I haven't gone into the effort to create a rotational banner system with this, but I'm sure it would be super easy using WordPress.

    The important thing is to rename the banner on your site to be keyword relevant and not have anything that makes AdBlock think its an ad, no names in the file or link that say banner, advertisement, etc.

    This way you end up with a banner ad for your affiliate offer that just reads like a regular image link that AdBlock won't automatically block. And AdBlock won't automatically block your website doing an automated redirect to your actual affiliate offer.

    Now that is what I do for my websites, what I don't understand is why some Jr. VIP's that have rented out their signature space or use it to run their own offers don't use. Because AdBlock is actually blocking the ads in your signatures on BlackHatWorld.
     
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  2. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i assume because being webmasters, the vast majority don't use adblock, so they aren't aware that their banners are getting blocked
     
  3. ShaneKDA

    ShaneKDA Newbie

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    A good read, thanks for sharing it. There is something new to learn everyday on this great forum.
     
  4. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    I would assume the majority of black hat webmasters are even more likely to be running an adblock than the average Joe that isn't browsing a bunch of random websites throughout the day.
     
  5. CeaseFireBlack

    CeaseFireBlack Regular Member

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    if you are an IM'er, you would never install adblock in order to know how things work whenever yu visit a new website & how they monetize, but nice info, i used it before when i was trying to promote clickbank offers, didnt know it was rare
     
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    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Nice article. Gain new information from this.
     
  7. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    Its super quick to disable adblock for when you actually want to see ads your competition is running, 90% of the time, when I'm browsing the web, I don't need to see all the banners and pop ups.