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Can´t cloak my Hoplink? CB URL Masking

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by Delbiter, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Delbiter

    Delbiter Registered Member

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    Hello guys,

    after PPD and Adsense, I´m now trying CB.

    I´ve made 200 $ so far, but I realized a tinyurl cloaking is simply insufficient.

    Now I want do go via URL 301 Redirect.

    I purchased a domain and set up the forwarding in namecheap. Well it redirects me nicely to the landing page of the product,
    but in the end there is still a "?hop=XXX".

    How can I kill it? Did I do something wrong?
    I´m still learning, I would be pleased if some of the veterans could lend me a hand in there.

    Regards and godspeed,
    biter
     
  2. JasonS

    JasonS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You can hide the original url through iframing.

    Follow these steps

    1. Copy the above text into notepad and save it as index.htm
    2. Create an empty blank.htm file
    3. Upload it to your web hosting
    4. Enjoy :)

    Code:
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <title>[COLOR=#00ffff]YOUR SITE TITLE HERE[/COLOR]</title>
    </head>
    
    <frameset rows="*,0" frameborder="0">
        <frame src="[COLOR=#00ffff]http://yourhoplink.com[/COLOR]" />
        <frame src="blank.htm" />
        
    </frameset>
    </html>
     
  3. Delbiter

    Delbiter Registered Member

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    Hey Jason!

    Thanks for your reply! So its just possible thorugh iframing....
    Heard that it violates CB´s TOS, but I think this is what a Blackhat does.

    Do you know if there will be any problem hosting it on my hostgator babyaccount, where also my legit adsense money sites are hosted?

    Thanks again ;)
     
  4. JasonS

    JasonS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm sure there won't be any issue to hostgator or any other web hosting provider [as far as i know]. Because its just like a link cloaking but in different way.
     
  5. jboone

    jboone Newbie

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    If you don't want to use your own domain. check out luke's iframer iframe.lukepeerfly.com/
     
  6. khalilkage

    khalilkage Newbie

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    wp cloaker works for me well
     
  7. Delbiter

    Delbiter Registered Member

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    cool guys, will check it out once at a time :)
    big thanks to all!
     
  8. crazyflx

    crazyflx Elite Member

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    There is a lot of misinformation in this thread (no offense guys).

    The OP has essentially already figured out one of the ways to "cloak" his affiliate link (which is not against anybody's ToS).

    The OP has setup URL forwarding from http://hisdomain.com -> http://hisCBaffiliateLink.com (which should look something like this: http://AFFILIATE.VENDOR.hop.clickbank.net )

    When you visit a CB hoplink of that structure, you're immediately redirected again to the VENDOR's landing page. However, how CB hoplinks work is that it appends the AFFILIATE's ID to the URL.

    So if the VENDOR's landing page were: http://VendorsCBLander.com and the OP's AFFILIATE ID is "Delbiter" when you visits his hoplink, the final destination URL is: http://VendorsCBLander.com/?hop=Delbiter

    That last parameter is going to appear no matter what...no form of cloaking is going to get rid of it, aside from iFraming his entire affiliate link in a full page iFrame as the first reply in this thread indicated, however that can be considering breaking ToS since it's not cloaking...it's iframing. The only way to remove the ?hop= part is to have the VENDOR setup a script on their end to remove it when the page is finished loading. There is absolutely no other way to do it, as you don't have control over it (there is however a way to set your cookie and then redirect your traffic directly to their lander should you not be able to get into contact with the vendor to ask them to setup the script to remove the appended variable).

    OP: What you've done is correct, provided you're forwarding your domain to the appropriate affiliate link structure like this: http://AFFILIATE.VENDOR.hop.clickbank.net (or the encrypted version...doesn't matter which, and you're not simply forwarding your domain to http://VendorsCBLander.com/?hop=Delbiter which doesn't set any affiliate cookie). If that's the case, you've done nothing wrong and what you're seeing is correct.

    If you can't get into contact with the vendor, you can iframe your affiliate link in a 1px by 1px iframe (in other words, totally hide the iframe on your domain). Then redirect the traffic directly to the vendors page.

    So you'd have the following code on your domain (without it being forwarded):

    <iframe src="http://AFFILIATE.VENDOR.hop.clickbank.net" width="1px" height="1px"></iframe>

    Then use a 1 or 2 second META refresh or a javascript redirect to redirect the user directly to the landing page. So if the vendors lander is http://VendorsCBLander.com that is where you'd use the META refresh or javascript redirect to send the visitor to.

    What the above does, is it uses the iFrame to set your affiliate tracking cookie. Once your tracking cookie is set, you're free to send the visitor directly to the vendors lander without the use of an affiliate link because you already set your affiliate cookie in the iframe.

    You can check to see who would get credit for a purchase (IE - if it's working, you should be the one getting credit) by visiting the vendors checkout page. Scroll down to the very bottom of the vendors checkout page and you should see your affiliate ID (or affiliate = none if none is set, or affiliate = somebody elses affiliate ID).

    To see this, you have to actually be on the clickbank checkout page...where you'd enter your CC details.
     
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  9. minzone

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    Thanks crazy fix was look for this and stumbled upon it here good advice :)
     
  10. Gogol

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    Depends on the vendor. Some vendors automatically store the affiliate info and redirect to a more friendly url so that nobody sees ( lol it's not tough to figure that out if you know about headers) your affiliate id. You should talk to the vendor to check if they allow you to do this through some customized url or not.

    Another way to do this to mask the url totally. In that case, your visitor will stay on your domain only. Let me know if you need help on that.