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[GUIDE] How to shorten your aff links properly

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Hunwarrior, May 31, 2010.

  1. Hunwarrior

    Hunwarrior Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi,

    To use only a shortener service has its negative sides.

    1/ Some of us think shortener services sometimes shaves a bit. In other words, they change -some percent- of the affiliate links to theirs.
    2/ Your links can be deactivated if caught on spamming.
    2/ It cloaks your aff link, but does not blank the referer.

    My method to impove this situation to my favour:

    step 1: Getting private domains for dirt cheap

    Go to godaddy, buy 5 .info-s. 5 domains come with free private registration. Not a bad think if you do a bit of BH.
    Cost is about $5 for 5 .info-s.

    step 2: Blanking referrer

    open up your favourite notepad:

    <?php echo "<meta http-equiv=\"refresh\" content=\"0;url=http://www.yourdirtcheapinfodomain.info/1.php\">"; ?>

    save the file as index.php, and upload to the new domain.

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    open up your favourite notepad again:

    <?php
    $referer = $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'];
    if($referer == "")
    {
    echo "<meta http-equiv=\"refresh\" content=\"0;url=http://www.youraffiliatelink.com\">";
    }
    else
    {
    echo "<meta http-equiv=\"refresh\" content=\"0;url=http://www.yourdirtcheapinfodomain.info\">";
    }
    ?>

    save this as 1.php and upload to the new domain.

    Of course you have to change the text in red to your domains!!!

    With these php scripts we have the referrer blanked, and redirected to the offer page.

    3 Cloaking your domain.

    Why do i still cloak it? Cos with costum aliases i can have several urls, which i am rotating, to get the less damage if somewhere they are banned.

    Get to your favourite url shorteners, and have your www.yourdirtcheapinfodomain.info shortened to :
    yourfavourite-shortener1/my-offer
    yourfavourite-shortener2/my-offer
    yourfavourite-shortener3/my-offer


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    This is my first guide here, hope it is newbie friendly, and many of you will use it with success.I know this information is already shared in parts in different threads, but i could not find any bring all to one place, sorry if i missed some other threat sharing this.
     
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  2. Hunwarrior

    Hunwarrior Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    33 views, full php is included, and not one single "thx man" or u are crap post??
     
  3. marcdk

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    I'd be the first person to say thanks :) Even though i know all this i'm sure it took you some effort to make this guide, I hit the thanks button as well :)
     
  4. MaxPowers

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    I've had affiliate managers threaten not to pay me, and even had afiliateer not pay me using this method.

    That's when my AM from Copeac said to use Prosper202 if you know how to upload a script, or Tracking202 their free website based program, and hide the referrer that way.

    It actually is much better in my opinion, as it makes you look like a pro, it's free, whether you upload your own or use their web based service, and you also get full tracking and spying abilities on all your visitors! lol

    EDIT to add: Thank you for your effort though and adding to the community! I'm not trying to thread bash, just relaying my direct experience with this method. Other networks like the incentive ones that are easy to get in to do not care about this method, or at least I never got any flack from them.
     
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  5. wowhaxor

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    Some networks don't like having blank referrers. You could just do a simple redirect to accomplish everything but the blanking.
     
  6. Hunwarrior

    Hunwarrior Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    @ the concerns of not being payed with blanked referrers.

    When you do BH ( or mix WH/GH/BH) you have to have a good explanation of your traffic source anyway.Blanking the referrer at least give you a chance to have some room to navigate with your explanation of the traffic. Of course you have to be smart(ish) to sell the story.

    I have been payed many-many times on several networks using this blank referrer method. Obviously all rules of the "stay under the radar" applies with blank referrer as well.
     
  7. Hunwarrior

    Hunwarrior Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No offence taken, thanks for the extra input to my thread. We are all here to educate eachother.
     
  8. Tralfaz

    Tralfaz Newbie

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    Hunwarrior:

    Sorry for the n00b question but will the method (meta refresh) help capture link juice? I'm using yourls script on my site. Trying to get link juice.
     
  9. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    Looks like Tracking202 charges a monthly fee now.