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Do I Need to Cloak For This Method?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by moneyneeded, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. moneyneeded

    moneyneeded Regular Member

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    Ok so I am trying out a new method with using texts from a prepaid cellphone...if I post a listing on CL for like an ipad I am trying to sell and leave a number. So when I respond and tell them it is already sold but text them back my site...do I need to worry about cloaking or blanking the referrer?

    I figure they will type in my site's address but if it is a smart phone they will go straight there by clicking on the link from the text message.

    So if they go to the link directly from the text when they have a smart phone do I need to blank the referrer? Like will the network be able to tell it the conversion/lead came from craigslist if the person goes straight to the link from a text? I don't really know I don't have a smart phone and never tried the CL marketing thing.

    Please anyone help me out with insight. Thanks
     
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    Only been 42mins but I hope somebody can help me out...I am anxiously waiting for an explanation.
     
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    m3ownz Regular Member

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    It will more than likely show as a direct link, with no referrer.
    Why not just install some tracking software on your domain and test?
     
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    Does anyone have any further insight...so would this be a blank referrer?
     
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    I would always fake the referrer in this situation just in case, using Brad's CPA redirector, eg.

    You text them "go to myipaddomain.info"

    myipaddomain.info redirects to myredirectdomain.info/index.php?mn=123456

    which fakes the referrer to myredirectdomain.info/index.php, which just has a nice full page ad on it if your affiliate manager looks at the page without the magic number (mn=123456), and then redirects to the offer.

    That way you're safe regardless of what platform the surfer is on. Blank referrers are a big red flag - you're better off faking to a full page ad, that way you can claim the traffic is from whatever source you want.
     
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