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Fake and Blank Referrer Questions

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by queenrockz, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. queenrockz

    queenrockz Registered Member

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    Guys, can you explain about fake and blank referrer ? I don't understand what basically they mean and doing. Also, can you explain about mask and hide referrer ? cause I also heard these terms and got confused with these. It is better if you could explain with examples how they work and explain the purposes to use them.

    I have searched for these information but still don't understand the basic.
    Any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. andre09

    andre09 Junior Member

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    To start, the referrer is the page or source that the user had clicked the link from. By blanking the referrer, if you are doing anything black hat, your affiliate network will not know the landing page; they will simply see NO referrer at all. By faking the referrer, you are simply showing them a fake page, pretending that your clicks are coming from there.

    Masking the referrer simply means that the referrer is being altered, whether blanking or faking. Hiding generally means blanking, as if the person is faking the referrer, they will generally just say faking instead.
     
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    fake referrer means , while you are promoting a offer it will fake the traffic source... example .... you are promoting a job offer in CL but if you fake the referrer to your website
    so your AM will see the traffic is coming from your website

    blank referrer means , while you are promoting a offer it will blank the the reffer
    if you blank the referrer your AM cant watch the traffic source , from where the traffic is coming from it will show just a blank source
     
  4. im n0t lurer

    im n0t lurer Regular Member

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    ill try with the stuff i KNOW of..

    Hiding referrer:

    Why? because if you are doing somthing blackhat for example iframing a emailsubmit,
    you dont want your CPA network to see your site with the iframe, if they see it you will lose everything you earn on it.

    how is it working? its working like this, a person goes on your iframed offer, but the iframe is loading one of your whitehat sites, were u got your legit ads, banners etc on the offer, if you use CPA-R u need it to iframe www.domainname.com/?mn12345
    this will show your whitehat site as referrer because it loads first your whitehat site wich will redirect so the referrer is your WH site and the cpa network are thinking you are doing WHITEHAT stuff.


    Blank Refferrer:

    Why? because if you are doing Sale leads (people buying from the advertiser) and they convert good, and its a blackhat thing, Posting CL ads or etc,some CPA networks DON'T like that, if they want to see the site just say somthing like, NO, i will not show you, my leads are quality leads, blabla bla etc and say they convert and make the advertiser money..


    how it works: Person goes to your site, your site has a DMR(double meta refresh) and will go to the CPA offer with no referrer.


    Masking: I HAVE NO IDEA :)

     
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    ximscreamingx Power Member

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    People use these terms all the time and I'm convinced they are just repeating things they have heard and don't fully understand what they are talking about...

    Blanking a referrer simply shows no referrer when a network (or anyone looking at incoming traffic) monitors it's traffic source...

    Hiding/masking is basically obscuring the source of your traffic on a surface level... The real source could easily be found..

    "Spoofing" is what you should be doing, in that your traffic you are sending to a network, is really coming from a different source than what the referrer shows altogether..

    Xim
     
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    I think masking means spoofing not hiding
    more about referer thing is here http://referer.us/
     
  7. queenrockz

    queenrockz Registered Member

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    Thanks for explaining from you guys. Maybe I have some questions for this but I will start asking for referrer first. For example, I have an offer in my affiliate network located in exampleofofferdotcom then I have website located in mywebsitedotcom

    So, I placed link exampleofofferdotcom in mywebsitedotcom to promote the offers

    Is that mywebsitedotcom from example above that we called "referrer" ?
     
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    Home Page:
    when I click a link on mywebsitedotcom and went to exampleofofferdotcom

    the log on exampleofofferdotcom will show I form mywebsitedotcom, that is call referer, something like my IP, browser etc that webmaster will pay attention to.

    If you want to hide the referer and let the webmaster of exampleofofferdotcom has no idea of where them visitors came form, use http://referer.us/hide-http-referer.html

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    If you want to fake a referer and let the webmaster of exampleofofferdotcom think them visitors from myANOTHERwebsitedotcom, use http://referer.us/spoof-http-referer.html

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