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aff link double cloak

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by antarctica, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. antarctica

    antarctica Newbie

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    Hi, I have a website which has been banned by one of my favorite affiliates due to EMD branding. So all links stop working. However I was thinking in a way to work around this while I change the domain for this website. I have another website approved by this affiliate so do you think it is a good idea to redirect banned site traffic to this one and from there to the shopping site? Will they see the traffic is comming from the banned site or how do they track these links? Is this even possible, double cloaking, making a link in site 1 redirect to a link in site 2 which also redirects to the affiliate link?
     
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  2. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    It is possible, but if you simply use redirects those will carry referrer information which in this case would be site1.
    What you can do is to add referrer blanking script to site2 where you redirect your site1 traffic, and if you don't want to send blank referrer traffic to your affiliate program you would use meta refresh to set site2 as referrer.
     
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  3. antarctica

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    Yes, site2 must be set as referrer since I doubt they would validate orders without knowing which site has provided them. What does the meta refresh do exactly?
     
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    Sorry, forget the meta refresh part its used for redirect and doesn't set the referrer. Instead you can use Javascript to set the referrer.
    - Site1 301 redirects to site2
    - Site2 blanks the referrer
    - Site2 sets itself as referrer by using JS to emulate click of the affiliate link
     
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    Hi, thanks. I will check this solution on how to blank and emulate new referrer with JS.