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Do url shortening services hide the referrer?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cooolr, May 25, 2009.

  1. cooolr

    cooolr Junior Member

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    Hey, I need to hide some CPA links so the ad network doesn't see where the traffic is coming from just in case. Although I probably won't nearly get banned for doing what I'll be doing.

    But will stuff like tinyurl work?
    And what about your own domain redirection?

    If I were to use my own domain what is the best way to redirect while hiding the referrer?
     
  2. tetten

    tetten Newbie

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    Just tested Tinyurl and it does show the original referer.
     
  3. kingtrojan

    kingtrojan Junior Member

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    Yes , tinyurl will hide you referer but there's a wordpress plug in to take care of that : CPA Redirector ..
    A member of BHW created that . I tested that , it works like a charm ! I believe it's much better than using tinyurl !:cool:
     
  4. cooolr

    cooolr Junior Member

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    Is there anything I can use just now without having to set up some php script?
    Although its not hard.
    I googled tinyurl and people say it does show the original referrer, and so does tetten.
     
  5. justthinking

    justthinking BANNED BANNED

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    Many people won't click on a tinyurl link, so I think you are better off exploring other options. There are many threads at BHW that clearly explain how to blank the referrer. Search for them and then pick the one you like the best.