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Cloaking Affiliate Links

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Roversierr, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Roversierr

    Roversierr Registered Member

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    Hi Guys
    Noob and thicko here !
    Just joined an affiliate program where the affiliate link is just a number following on from the main webpage i.e main webpage is sexygirls with the www's and the dot com, So the website is sexygirls/12345 with the 12345 being my affiliate number.
    Question:- When I am promoting this program how can I create/ cloak a link just named sexygirls but which actually takes them to MY affiliate page ending in 12345?
    So they think they are going to the main site, but are really being directed to my affiliate page.
    Answers appreciated.
    cheers all
    John
     
  2. drayserawon

    drayserawon Newbie

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    Why don't you try dot.tk, Your url will be www,sexygirls.tk but it takes your visitor to your affiliate link and the url in the browser will still www,sexygirls.tk. Before you do that, make sure you read The TOS of your affiliate program's. Do they allow link cloaking?
     
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  3. Scotland

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    Try setting up a url with godaddy, a dot info one will cost just over a dollar.

    pick a url similar to that of your affilliate link.

    after you have done that, inside the domain names control panel choose "enable forwarding" and type in your affilate link, click "301 moved permanent" and save.

    next, click on "masking"-then enable masking, and enter the meta details that are relevant to your product/url.

    Done And Dusted.

    When someone clicks on your link they will only see your url in the browser--no hoplink--no probs.

    I hope this helps you out pal.
     
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  4. Therookie

    Therookie BANNED BANNED

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    Good info me old geezer
     
  5. ooomph

    ooomph BANNED BANNED

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    Do not enable masking... I have seen people enable masking with the affiliate program he is talking about and miss out on sales... the affiliate program is invite only... so there is no need to even try and hide the affiliate ID... understandably a nice url is easier to tell others and promote with... but it should be left to re-direct without masking :)
     
  6. Scotland

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    oomph...Why does masking affect the link??

    Didnt know this affected it at all!!, Ive used it with marketplace affilliate program and haven't ran into any difficulty...

    My aplogies if this information has negativley affected your affilliate sales pal!!.

    I didnt know anything negative could come from masking, or i wouldnt have mentioned it...Apologies!!
     
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    ooomph BANNED BANNED

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    no need for apologies... i personally haven't lost any sales... but others have... so just another heads up :)
     
  8. Scotland

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    Okay Dokey!!

    Cheers 4 The Heads Up!!:)