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Hide Affiliate Link?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by agag2, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    Hi

    I'm wondering how I can hide the affiliate link from the destination url. For example, when a user clicks on an affiliate CJ link, the user might be directed to the following URL in destination site:

    http://**.com/?ref=cj&utm_source=cj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_term=***&utm_content=****&utm_campaign=***

    ............................................................................^^^^^........

    When the user lands on the page it is clearly noticeable (see arrows) that the user was referred by an affiliate of the site. My goal is to make sure the user cannot detect this at all. Is this possible?

    I know about cloaking and encryption but I don't see how any of these could help for this purpose.

    Thanks
     
  2. Schvamp

    Schvamp Power Member

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    If the landing page places a cookie, you could send them to an empty page which iframes (hidden) the offer then redirect them to the naked domain.
    That way they'll only see http:// domain com, but that's okey, as you dropped a cookie in the redirect.
     
  3. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    would this be considered cookie stuffing?
     
  4. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    Agree,
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 <html> <head> <title>Page Title</title> <meta name="keywords" content="keyword 1, keyword 2" /> <meta name="description" content="Enter your page description" /> <style> * { margin: 0; padding: 0; } body { margin: 0; padding: 0; } </style> </head> <body> <iframe src="http://peerfly.com/your_affiliate_link" width="100%" height="100%" frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0"> <p>Click <a href="http://peerfly.com/your_affiliate_link">here</a>! (Your browser does not support iframes)</p> </iframe> </body> </html>
    That's the script.
     
  5. Schvamp

    Schvamp Power Member

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    No. At least not in my book.
    Cookie stuffing is when you places a cookie without actually sending any traffic to the sales site, and hope they come back and order so you can get credited.
    That's not the case here, you do send them traffic, just like with your affiliate url.

    The script lietuvis002 pasted is not really what I meant. That will just iframe the whole page so you can use a pretty domain or similar. Ofc, that's also a way to fix it.
     
  6. mrblackjack

    mrblackjack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Iframing might not work, as most networks (CS, amazon etc), use a frame buster code or prevent the framing using some headers like: X-Frame deny etc. Note that using PHP cURL wont work either as you will lose the affiliate cookie generated by the network (CJ, amazon etc)
     
  7. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    Thanks. So there is no solution? Some networks do not display affiliate info in url after user visits site.. don't know why all of them dont do this
     
  8. JasonS

    JasonS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Every network has their own rules n regulations, I'm sure iframe will work. As, I use this technique as well on some of the networks.
     
  9. infoasian

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    Don't adblockers remove all iframes? Thus it will not work for visitors who have adblocking plugins enabled.
     
  10. Magic5

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    I wouldn't iframe if i was paying for clicks most iframes are blocked out.