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bit.ly for hiding the referrer

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by abdoue2004, May 30, 2011.

  1. abdoue2004

    abdoue2004 Junior Member

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    hello cloakers

    does a bit.ly a safe way to hide the referrer
     
  2. PinkBitz

    PinkBitz Regular Member

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    I use it and it works fine.
     
  3. abdoue2004

    abdoue2004 Junior Member

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    the problem with the site you mentioned is that it is filtred by email spam filters

    but I think if someone click on a bit.ly link the refferer will be bit.ly is it?
     
  4. abdoue2004

    abdoue2004 Junior Member

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    anyone?
     
  5. skyfallsdown

    skyfallsdown Regular Member

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    I think it doesn't it only changes the refferrer to bit.ly but the cpa companies see where your traffic is coming from,you should use
    http://referer.us/?bit.ly/scaw
    something like that
     
  6. infTee

    infTee Junior Member

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    Don't forget to set your link history to private in the account settings page. It's public by default and your CPA network could just put a "+" at the end of your link and see your traffic sources.
     
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  7. meannn

    meannn Supreme Member

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    If you use Bit.ly to shorten your url(s), your referrer will be

    http://bit.ly/

    tested.
     
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    bornformoney Senior Member

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    ofcourse it doesn't hide it completely...infact, If i want to see it then I simple go to checkshorturl(dot)com and paste your bit. ly link and find what's goin on ;)
     
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  9. bullex

    bullex Newbie

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    He asks for the referrer. with checkshorturl you can see the redirect before you enter the uri in your browser, but the referrer will not shown with this.
     
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    enSo Regular Member

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    No, bit.ly leaves the referrer intact. Try this link for instance (the referrer will probably show as blackhatword or anonym.to)

    http://bit.ly/mkqqXL

    PS: use this to hide your referrer ;)
     
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  11. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Registered Member

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    IT DOESNT HIDE THE REFER!

    use this and cover the link with bit.ly or what every you like... wtb brain.exe
    http://referer.us/Hide-HTTP-Referer.html
     
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    peppe Regular Member

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    thanks man, I was looking for this
     
  13. Giuni

    Giuni Power Member

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    if you add "+" at the end of a bit.ly url you will see the sources of traffic, country's etc
    if you bring traffic from youtube for example...there you will see youtube as main referrer

    hope this helps

    cheers

    PS : this is good if you want to spy on competitors ;)
     
  14. bullex

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    Where can I find this settings? I just found settings for twitter, tracking domain and so on ?

    Edit: Found it! Just remove the cross from "Make bit.ly History Public". Thanks, infTee.
     
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  15. Silverion

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    bit.ly is only good for shortening the link and not at all good for masking the referral's id/name.
     
  16. meannn

    meannn Supreme Member

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    referer.us is good but I hate captchas. Look at that :)

    [​IMG]
     
  17. bigmane

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    Crazy... sometimes it's near impossible for a human to read it.
     
  18. Beans1

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    You would only need to use the left string to solve that captcha ...
     
  19. m4dm4n

    m4dm4n Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    For thoose who don't know :) recaptcha has 2 words always but you only need to write one (they look like the one in the left of the picture but can be in either side) . the other word... is failed ocr from scanned books
     
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    billyctg Newbie

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    bit.ly doesnt hide referer, you will have referer from bit.ly if you click link on bit.ly stats page only ;)