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Cloaking question

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by buttmonk, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. buttmonk

    buttmonk Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi.

    I am using a domain name and forwarding the name to an affiliate landing page. I have done the web forwarding correctly so my domain name will show in the browser, but how can you prevent your affiliate code flashing up on the bottom bar.

    Any answers appreciated!!
     
  2. unravelled

    unravelled Junior Member

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    Just redirect it with tinyurl instead of a aff link
     
  3. Jimmyvee

    Jimmyvee Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You can also run it through a double meta refresh, this will hide your referral as well.
     
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  4. halifax123

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    I kind of have a similar problem....

    I just got a double meta refresh working, so as to hide the origin....
    so that's cool............

    Here's my problem, it was suggested I use a tiny url to point to the ph1 file which starts the double refresh process, but lots of people don't want to click a tiny url? and then once you do land on the final landing page, my affiliate ID is cleary visable in the url?

    Maybe I'm just not creative enough to come up with an obvious solution...?


    So I have both problems ...hate tinyurl, and my aff id ultimately is visable

    any suggestions?
     
  5. Jimmyvee

    Jimmyvee Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You can send your traffic to the first URL (1.php) without a problem but from my understanding the affiliate page will be visible. Most people will not care and most are already use to long URLs that look ugly anyways.
     
  6. RiffMaster

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    You can use iframes..

    Use 2 files..like...

    domain.com/offer.html and domain.com/redirection.php

    Put this in the offer.html page

    Code:
    <iframe src="redirection.php" width="1000" height="850" style="border: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0"></iframe>
    and this in redirection.php

    Code:
    <?php
    header("Location: http://www.affiliate-url.com");
    ?>
     
  7. BlackMelvyn

    BlackMelvyn Regular Member

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    or use a rewrite rule in your htaccess file so that you can display a nice trustful url in the status bar and redirect to your affiliate link ;)
    If you use WP, you can try wp-affiliate that will do the job very well :)

    otherwise, you could try the following:
    Code:
    <a href="http://mycleanurl.tld" onmousedown="this.href='http://myaffiliateurl.tld/?idaff=123'">anchor text</a>
    That'll do the job perfectly ;)
     
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  8. halifax123

    halifax123 Power Member

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    let me ask you

    I essentially have a classified ad with a banner, or email with a link...

    then it's doing the double meta refresh on a hosted domain
    with just the two files ph1 and ph2 and that's all!....and that's then forwards them to the main advertiser....

    I can't affect the main advertisers page, only the ph1 and ph2 files in the interim LP that I have set up, or the code in the case of a banner...

    Can I still apply that, and if so may I ask where exactly?

    thanks guys
     
  9. jpmido

    jpmido Newbie

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    Hi BlackMelvyn, can you point me to a resource that will explain how to do the your idea of the a new rewrite rule in the htaccess? That sounds like a nice solution if I could make it work. But, I am sort of clueless about how to do this. Thanks, JP
     
  10. 12inchpianist

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    Where is the best place for a newb to get details on how to do the meta refresh? I need something that can walk me through step by step. Cloaking is new for me and I don't want to get busted. Hope this is the right place to post this question. thx
     
  11. Jimmyvee

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    Honestly,...there are tons of thread here that can tell you how to do this. Use the search box and type in "Double Meta Refresh" and take your pick.

    Basically, you are creating two php files. The first one send the referral to the second php file and that one will send the person to the landing page. You have a website with php enable or use a free service like freehostia