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Can you cloak a link that is a redirect?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by scurvysauce, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. scurvysauce

    scurvysauce Newbie

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    Is it possible to cloak an affiliate link that is already a redirect? I know how to cloak a link on a website but I want the domain to go directly to the affiliate, but remain on the same domain. Example: dietpills redirects to affiliate id website but stays on dietpills

    there is nothing on dietpills , it is just a redirect to the affiliate offer.

    if this won't work i could just iframe the dietpills site but would rather do it this way.
     
  2. TZ2011

    TZ2011 Senior Member

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    If I understand you correctly, I think that you can do it with cURL. Try this
     
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    watsonovedades Senior Member

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    i think an iframe will do the trick
     
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    TZ2011 Senior Member

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    iframe is easy to break, any serious affiliate page have iframe breaker. curl is more effective.
     
  5. scurvysauce

    scurvysauce Newbie

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    Thanks, i'll check out curl and hopefully i can get it working.
     
  6. scurvysauce

    scurvysauce Newbie

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    CURL is a tad over my head at the moment, is there a way to make a landing page come up on my main site that stays for say 3 seconds but then redirects to the offer automatically, or even better a link that just pops up for a split second that redirects to the offer without the user having to click on it? that way i can cloak the link in wordpress.
     
  7. Enryu

    Enryu Junior Member

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    I only have limited exposure to cURL, but I'd be surprised/impressed if it's possible. This type of redirect is an internal redirect, and as the name implies, this must happen within the server itself.

    In order for a visitor to be redirected to a different page while still seeing the original URL, you must define the rule set in your server's .htaccess file. Once defined, apache will catch any matching URLs and automatically display a different page it finds within the same server.

    Obviously, if you're redirecting to an external webpage, such a redirect can not occur. Using an iframe would be the only other option as far as I'm aware.

    It sounds like you're describing a meta refresh here. Where a user is sent to a page, then there is a delay of x seconds, before a redirect. Usually, sites that use the meta display a message like "you will be redirected in x seconds." If you want an instant redirect, just use a standard .htaccess redirect.
     
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    ok, just for fun I made amazon and ebay to show on my test domain. Reloading will randomly rotate 3 links.

    Code:
    http://latamcam.com/curl-thing.php
     
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  9. RedLable

    RedLable Regular Member

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    I have not used your script in a while, did you do this on your test domain with your "Cloaker Script 2013" script? Or could please share the script you used to do this please? If not in public maybe in a PM.
     
  10. TZ2011

    TZ2011 Senior Member

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    yes, with that script. when you open the file you will find the options to enable or disable certain functions.
     
  11. Enryu

    Enryu Junior Member

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    I was mistaken then. That's pretty cool! Will need to save this for later in case I need it :)
     
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  12. linnet

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    iframe is more useful to break,it loads the real page from your website.
     
  13. scurvysauce

    scurvysauce Newbie

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    I found an example of what i'm trying to do: go to gfblast dot com, thats someones own url, but when you get to the lander the url doesnt change.

    how do you do this?
     
  14. TZ2011

    TZ2011 Senior Member

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    Classic iframe stuff, basic stuff

    Code:
    <frame SRC="[URL="http://www.wtfisthis90.com"]http://yourlinkhere.com[/URL]" name=mainwindow frameborder=no framespacing=0 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0></frame>
     
  15. saltedweb

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    try Ifram to reslove your issues