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does tinyurl hide where the user originally came from?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gurkoboy, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. gurkoboy

    gurkoboy Junior Member

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    for example...

    facebook -> tinyurl/asdfg -> website.com

    vs

    facebook -> website.com

    in the first case.. can CPA networks tell via the content gateway that the traffic ACTUALLY came from facebook - or does tinyurl hide it?
     
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    juice Regular Member

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    origin Regular Member

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    Tinyurl doesn't hide website referrer, it's just shorten the url.
     
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    peter2002 Senior Member

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    I am not completely sure, but I think it doesn't hide where the traffic came from.
     
  5. TheGoat

    TheGoat Registered Member

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    doesn't look like either tiny or bitly blank the ref (at least for firefox)

    I was curious so I wasted 2 min:
    http://tnytest.webuda.com/default.php

    If you want me to add a different shortener let me know (only takes a second)
     
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