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Can Url cloacking be detected ?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by sddk, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. sddk

    sddk Junior Member

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    Hi guys :)

    We know that Url cloacking/shortening services means masking your aff. link and showing others a new Url (by cloacking it).. so, and by letting the browser hide your real link .. I'm asking if Url cloacking can be detected by any of the tracking tools that the affiliate networks use, your by any other tool.. ???

    Some times you find in the Url cloacking/shortening websites a service of masking the real URL (aff. link) more and more , even in the offer's website, and masking it all the time even if the visitor click on other links to visit other pages (not masking if the user open a page in a new window/tab).

    So, can that be detected if we use it anyway?
     
  2. sddk

    sddk Junior Member

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    Can this be detected ?
    :focus:​
    Or you don't use Url cloacking anymore ..
     
  3. NoSuchAgency

    NoSuchAgency Junior Member

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    If someone really wants to track you down, yes they can tell exactly what links are followed up to the landing page. That includes your affiliate link. So whatever you do it's best to avoid suspicion, and have a way to cut off access to your affiliate link through the gateway you use.
     
  4. sddk

    sddk Junior Member

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    Ok, but how? what if I choose masking the real url, and by using the meta refresh, 1- going to the page redirecting (MR code), 2- going to the offer's website, in point 1 & 2 the user still view the url shortening in these steps .. but the real links are hiden (by Cloaking).
    Can that be detected?
     
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  5. NoSuchAgency

    NoSuchAgency Junior Member

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    Yes. Look up Live HTTP Headers (Firefox Extension). Run that and click on your link. It shows all the intermediate headers that are sent/received, which shows all the URLs that you go through to get to the final page.
     
  6. nowimhere

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    Yea, its even easier than that, usually when you point a mouse on the link, it tells
    you the destination URL. Try it out.
     
  7. sddk

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    You're so smart in url cloacking .. :confused:
     
  8. badd

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    it can be detected buddy. DMR is very good but not 100% accurate
     
  9. rinrin

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    DMR can be detected with the right tools and affiliate networks, especially CPA networks are usually very good at tracking the source of your traffic.
     
  10. axina

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    so what can we do to hide the referrers?
     
  11. AgentOrange_MkUltra

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    javascript based forwarding, triggered only after the document loads (possibly with timeout), placed on a document accessed in an iframe or in a frameset. Possibly make the page look like a generic anonymizing service and make the script able to forward anything anywhere ( so they don't get a clue about the owner, assume it is used by many in generic form, and give up further research). Encrypting / decrypting the url in php base64 may also help, but then it becomes too complicate for most people around here...