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Bit.ly is not hiding referer anymore... Can't send traffic to CPA offer

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by perfect10, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. perfect10

    perfect10 Regular Member

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    Yesterday before sending traffic to my CPA offer, i thought to try if Bit.ly hides referrer or not.. so what i did.. I took url of one of my old blog which hardly gets any traffic, i made a bit.ly link for its url. then i put that link into an auto surf site. I had statcounter installed on that blog. Today when i checked statcounter.. i clearly shows referral as autosurf site.. so now I am stuck.. I thought bitly can be used for CPA offers but now i think i need to find something else.
    any suggestions?
     
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    Hellfire Regular Member

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    Make yourself a Double Meta Refresh page?
     
  3. S M W

    S M W Junior Member

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    simple solution = use prosper202 for all your links, then use bit.ly or shortener sites like that. prosper202 will stop all referers in all browsers.
     
  4. ddub1218

    ddub1218 Newbie

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    I use cloakreferer.com to mask my aff link, then use bit.ly as my redirect.
     
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  5. hsh8255

    hsh8255 Registered Member

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    IS faking referrer Bad? why are you guys hiding referrer?
     
  6. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    um, so the cpa network doesn't know where your leads are coming from.
     
  7. S M W

    S M W Junior Member

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    blank referers will eventually burn you. consider leaving a fake referer from a whitehat page.
     
  8. sarderiftekhar

    sarderiftekhar Junior Member

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    If you build a landing page, what's wrong with that?
     
  9. CClark56

    CClark56 Regular Member

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    Not if you actually talk to your AM and explain to him like a human or if you're promoting email marketing.
     
  10. jbern07

    jbern07 Newbie

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    Can you pls explain this a bit more, why should it be not a good idea? thanks in advance.
     
  11. Limelike

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    I dont know why you thought that but bit.ly never blanked the url for me always showed me the page it came from.
     
  12. CClark56

    CClark56 Regular Member

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    If you'd read any DMR thread it would tell ya.

    DMR (Double Meta Refresh/Blanking) does not work on some browsers ie: Opera

    Also, AM's will question you if you're having all blanked refs and you're using a banner or something alike.
     
  13. perfect10

    perfect10 Regular Member

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    Can you please how to do that?

    Referrer tells AM where our traffic is coming from, and when this discussion is in BHW hope you can guess why I want to hide my referrer:cool2:

    I have not used bit.ly till now but I am being suspicious now if i should use it!

    I don't know how to do that, Can you explain litil bit more please

    I read it here only at BHW that bit.ly hides the referral and just sends the ip so that AM can see all the traffic is coming from different ip addresses and you are not filling your own leads, at same time it does not sends the referrer info.
     
  14. flybeta

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    yesterday one of my links for mb i put on bit.ly and it marked it has a potential hazard
     
  15. delboud

    delboud Newbie

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    tell me about it... im not doing anything bh just want to keep my urls short

    now i have to find a new solution, bit.ly was for tracking and i know it wont go under now time soon
     
  16. Grandslam

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    Because you will get banned. Is that clear enough for you?

    Search for brad1001's thread on CPA R - he created it, thus he explains it the best.
     
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    I agree with grandslam, Brad's WP plugin does the work like a champ.
    it's free too.
     
  18. smallpile

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    Not normally what i did to solve this issue,

    1) i created a salepage/post about any CPA product
    2) Use bit.ly (for tracking purpose ) to submit to my redirect script - use php location

    Any enquiry by CPA/ Affiliate , i would say that all traffic coming from that sale page
    (Currently i got no complaint from them, just purpose of proof later on
     
  19. Jared255

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    Jesus christ, just get a Double Meta Refresh and all of your problems are solved. And just GOOGLE IT IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.
     
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