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Cloaking affiliate links

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by blitzgeist, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. blitzgeist

    blitzgeist Junior Member

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    Is there any way to cloak 'clickable links' without showing the whole affiliate address in browser? I would appreciate advice in particular for video hosting sites. I have over 300 affiliate deals that I want to use to direct to sales pages. Minus the whole link showing. Is this possible?
     
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    Yes, you can do a 301 redirect. Or if you're using wordpress, there is a plugin which automates this kinds of stuffs.
     
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    Can you be a bit more specific?
     
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    blitzgeist Junior Member

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    I have an affiliate deal (a) e.g. win a supercar. I want to place my affiliate link Looking something like 'winasupercardotwhatever e.g (clickable) in the video description on the YT and others, so that people can go straight to the sales page rather than via my sites, without seeing h**t://www.userid=/*123424565aff+ and the rest of the crap usually shown in the browser. I use bit. l*y and can customize to a limited degree. But it still shows entire link in browser, so it sort of defeats the object of the exercise? Since I have so many affiliatee links to redirect it is not an option to purchase dot.info domains (300+)
    I need to earn some money 1st. Cheers
     
  5. blitzgeist

    blitzgeist Junior Member

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    Many thanks brother I will be checking this out later today. you get a free go at winsupercar cheers
     
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    cz . cc will let you make a redirect

    yourlinkhere.cz.cc
     
  7. matt1972

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    In your .htaccess file you can put this..

    Code:
    Redirect /my-product-name http://youraffiliateprogram.com
    In your pages then you just put this..

    Code:
    http://yoursite.com/my-product-name
    When it's clicked it will automatically be reidrected to your affiliate link that you put in your .htaccess file. The surfer will never see where to landing page is.
     
  8. Spaceman

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    Hi,

    As I understand it - you arent doing any re-directing or anything - you simply want to hide the affiliate link showing on the browser status bar at the bottom of the screen as the user passes the mouse over it?

    If I am correct, then you need to add some java script to the link.

    Code:
    <A HREF="http://www.yourtargetdomain.com"
    onMouseOver="window.status='Click here to go to whatever you like to say'; return true">Your Anchor Text on the actual page.</A> 
    Spaceman
     
  9. brokencranky

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    Cool Let me know what you think. Oh and I hear that the owner is extremely "black hat" friendly (not bulletproof but as close as he can be) lol can't remember where I heard that though.....

    ;)
     
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    agrree with you, i have been using linkshrink a lot but not much profit.anyway it was awsome.
     
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    I don't think that works anymore.

    I'd say link to a redirect through your site, that redirects through your affiliate links. So the link would be 'yoursite.com/cat' or whatever, and when clicked, would then redirect through your affiliate link and the clicker would then be taken to the affiliate site, or whatever page you wanted them to be.
     
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    where there is a will there is a way !
     
  13. groomsxxx

    groomsxxx Power Member

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    Ive always just used tinyurl, bit.ly or .tk I have also redirect through my websites before as well.
     
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    You can use a Wordpress redirect plugin. Put whatever url you want: blahblahblah.com ----> website with redirect ----> your affiliate offer
    You will still show the website you want, but will take you to the affiliate offer that you are promoting.
     
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    Home Page:
    if you're trying to cloak the address bar, you'd do that with a full-page iframe.
    Code:
    <html>
    <head>
    <title>CustomTitle</title>
    </head>
    <body style="margin:0px;">
    <iframe style="width:100%; height:100%;" src="yourAffiliateLink"></iframe>
    </body>
    </html>
    
    then you stick this in the index.html of your tld or subdomain, and the address bar will display your domain instead of your aff link.
     
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    Just use bit.ly. They works.
     
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    I don't need a smart arse
     
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    Cheers Spaceman. But this code will not work on YT or any other hosting sites. That is the problem
     
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    As long as your using WordPress why not just use the popular and dependable wordpress plugin the "Pretty Link" plugin ??

    You can have really super clean links as well as awesome tracking and lots of different options such as how you want to pass the affiliate info etc. (simple, easy, and fast). Whether or not you want the person who clicks your link to see the actual page their going to/they land on when they get redirected. Yeah you can choose an option and have your info remain in the address bar even when their on the page you redirected them to (so looking at the address bar it'll appear as if their still on your site, just on another/different page).

    WP Pretty Link...it's a free WP plugin you can get from within your WP dashboard, check it out you'll see. It's AWESOME! and saves loads of time instead of having to do it all manually.
     
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