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Clickbank hoplink confusion

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by xtopzi, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    When I generate a hoplink for this product, CB gives me something completely encoded like:

    Through the vendor's own website I can get a much nicer URL like

    They even give me the option to add /?lid=number to the end of the URL to be able to send users to inner pages. However, how can I link to inner pages through vendors that don't have this as a feature on their affiliates page? And why does CB marketplace generate these strange encoded URLs when there's better ones available that are editable?

    Thanks
     
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  2. imgenius

    imgenius Newbie

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    The new affiliate links you are talking about above are simply a new encrypted version of the old affiliate links to help stop people tampering with your links. It hides your affiliate ID so that other people can't just change your ID to theirs and steal your commission.
     
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  3. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    Thanks. So it's not possible to link to inner pages with the new URLs then? Or can you write something behind them to alter some stuff?
     
  4. kakabong

    kakabong Registered Member

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    just cloak them using php redirects or something.

    if you want to link to a vendor's inner page and still retain the cookie, it's best if you contact the vendor directly. The more reputable ones usually have some kind of way to help you get around it, sometimes it's already in the affiliate page, but if there isn't, just ask them - I am sure they would be more than happy to help.
     
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  5. mancar487

    mancar487 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ^^^ fully agree with above. Contact the vendor. Most reputable vendors will be very happy to help you out with that. For example, we even provide affiliates custom pages & personalized pages, hop cloaking from our side etc...

    So don't be shy, drop the vendor an email ;)