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Bit.ly for cloaking?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by turbopugsleylx, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. turbopugsleylx

    turbopugsleylx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys, quick question...in terms of cpa networks if I track a link via bit.ly will that show bit.ly as the source of the lead/traffic? i am wondering if it would be effective enough at cloaking the source of my traffic....

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    Turbo
     
  2. phph5

    phph5 Regular Member

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    bit.ly uses a simple 301 redirect, which will pass the original referer to the target site with most browsers. You can use it to cloak your own redirect links.
     
  3. angelas111

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    use cpa redirector. i don't think bit.ly hides anything.
     
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  4. jlambo44

    jlambo44 Newbie

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    Yes I agree with angles.. I just tried this a few days ago and it just shortens the url.
     
  5. amberlamps

    amberlamps BANNED BANNED

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    when it doubt cloak all your own links in house... i never use anything i dont control. and my referrer never been leaked etc.
    BUT i just checked doesnt look like it just a blank referrer but i dont trust it.
    http://bit.ly/G5Ez3
     
  6. amahdee

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    I've been using bit.ly and never had problems !
     
  7. e-hustler

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    It shows the refer
     
  8. HitYa

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    bit.ly sometimes leaks the referrer, but not always. Either way, I would recommend cloaking it with your own domain. Bit.ly has taken down my links a few times and cost me lots of money in lost traffic.
     
  9. DigitalGangster

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    Are you guys seriously telling me that you guys didnt know that anyone can check the stats of a bit.ly link by adding a "+" at the end of the link

    "http://bit.ly/bddbKf+" = "http://bit.ly/bddbKf " stats

    How do you think i check my competition stats on youtube?
     
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  10. amberlamps

    amberlamps BANNED BANNED

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    LOl i did not know that as i never use bit.ly but very nice to know thanks
     
  11. turbopugsleylx

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    Thanks for the great info guys!
     
  12. jerrycorlisscj

    jerrycorlisscj Regular Member

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    It's better to use your own domains to cloak the aff links
     
  13. jumola

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    try "bit,ly-ing" wwwdotwhatismyreferrerdotcom and sfys
     
  14. matt1972

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