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Default noob question: How do affiliate network find out your website traffic source ?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by NX_NULL, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. NX_NULL

    NX_NULL Regular Member Premium Member

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    If i advertise my website in CL or Yahoo answers and visitors come to my website and see my ads and if they were interested they clicked on it
    do the AM see my traffic source as CL ?


    Because I did a test on
    Code:
    http://www.stardrifter.org/cgi-bin/ref.cgi
    
    and I saw it just show the last website as referer

    for example if you click on a link in website A and then you go to website B and click on a link in website B and go to that http://www.stardrifter.org/cgi-bin/ref.cgi link, you will just see the website B referer

    is that right ?
     
  2. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    Yeah, they'll see the website b as the referer.

    (Unless you're doing some direct redirection from b onwards, in which case you should be using DMR or something like CPA-R, both explained here on bhw)

    But ofc your AM can google your lander and if they don't like ya for example, it's possible that you're gonna get busted by that. Ofcourse, just do an extra round of redirects here and you'll be safe. Like for example ya -> domain A with direct redirect to -> domain B -> CPA offer

    Hope that didn't sound too complicated :)
     
  3. NX_NULL

    NX_NULL Regular Member Premium Member

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    I didn't understand what does Direct redirect mean

    Do you mean some code like this as direct redirect
    Code:
    <?
    header('Location: http://afflink.com');
    ?>
    
     
  4. twoj04

    twoj04 Power Member

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    Yea, if you are doing BH stuff, then I would do YA > Domain A redirect > CPA-Redirect to Domain B > CPA.

    If you need help, feel free to PM or IM me. :)