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Help regarding blanking the referrer..

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by zorphee, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. zorphee

    zorphee Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have a noob question regarding blanking the refferrer..

    Will this work??

    I read around here about using php and javascript but I thought this would be the same thing..

    Actually, the main question I'll like to ask is how do you guys, or the affiliate managers, check the referrer?

    Is there any software or code or website or something? :yield:
     
  2. BozoClown

    BozoClown Junior Member

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    No it will not work properly.

    Search the form for "double meta refresh". There should be plenty of working code properly explained for you to use.
     
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  3. teenmoney

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    Well you can check your referrer with:

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    http://www.whatismyreferrer.com/
    And I would use this nice little program to quickly make some php files. I didn't create this. Somebody on BHW did, but I can't find the thread.

    I have included it. There isn't any viruses or anything, but I can do a virustotal if people really want.
     

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  4. zorphee

    zorphee Registered Member

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    Yeah.. I know but I've never been a fan of php and javascripts.. :D
    Thanks anyway..
     
  5. zorphee

    zorphee Registered Member

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    Hello teenmoney,

    How do you use whatismyreferrer.com for my website?
    From what I see, it only displays my computer's ip address and user agent.
    Am I missing something? Thanks for the zip file.. :)
     
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    If you use a DMR direct to that site. Like pretend whatismyreferrer.com is your affiliate link. That's where you want to end
     
  7. zorphee

    zorphee Registered Member

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    Okay, now I get you.. Though I need to read that a few times.. Lol..
    So you mean, when aff manager check my refferer, they see whatismyreferrer.com website, is that right?

    Wouldn't this be faking the referrer? I'm looking more of blanking the referrer actually..
     
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  8. zorphee

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    What if I want to check the referrer myself? Just to do my own check before running things?

    Example, I want to check the referrer for some random website, eg www.youtube.com. How do I check?
     
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    Any help anyone? :(
     
  10. teenmoney

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    I think you are confused about what the "referrer" is.

    When somebody clicks on your affiliate link they go to the affiliate site. When the AM checks the referrer they are looking to see where the person came from when they clicked on your link.

    So let's say that you have a review blog with different Acai reviews. So you get 50 clicks to your Acai Berry affiliate link and 5 conversions. Your AM will look at that and say wow that is a pretty good conversion rate I wonder where his traffic is coming from, so he will check your referrer. In that case your referrer would be your review blog. The site the person came FROM.

    When you blank the referrer you make it so people cant see what site your traffic is coming from. Then you can say you run PPC, or just like to hide your landing pages or whatever.

    Oh and this is how a Double Meta Refresh works.

    index.php->2nd.php->affiliate link

    The index.php does a simple meta redirect to the 2nd page. The 2nd page blanks the referrer and redirects to your visitor to whatever site you want them to go to. When you are using the whatismyreferrer.com you want to be redirected on 2nd.php to that site. It will tell you if your DMR is working.
     
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  11. zorphee

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    Hi teenmoney,
    Actually I got what you mean, sorry if I confused you. Got it to work though.. However, seems like it doesn't work with Opera and Safari. But it's okay.. Hehe.. There's always ways around things.. :)

    Thanks a lot, dude.. Totally appreciate your help..