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Hide your affiliate ID

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by jono, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. jono

    jono Newbie

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    I'm looking at getting in to affiliate programs.

    I wanted to find a way of hiding affialite ID and here's a bit of Javascript I found and then modified a bit:

    HTML:
    <script>
    
    //This script is based on:
    
    //Hide status bar msg script- by javascriptkit.com
    //Visit JavaScript Kit (j a v a s c r i p t k i t . c o m) for script
    //Credit must stay intact for use
    
    //Have added function parameter to original script so you can vary the URL
    
    function hidestatus(fakeURL){
    window.status=fakeURL
    return true
    }
    </script>
    Then you use this within your <a href> link
    HTML:
    
    <a href="<real url>" onMouseover="return hidestatus(<fake url>)" onMouseout="window.status=' '; return true">Click here</a>
    
    Obviously this is not 100% hidden but most people aren't going to look at the page code or right click the link before clicking - they will most like look at the status bar, see that its a normal link and click. To me it seems like little effort for a great result.

    Now I've just got to find some affiliate programs...
     
  2. drawstring

    drawstring Junior Member Premium Member

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    Thanks for the info. I will try it out. Clickbank has some good info products depending on what your niche is.
     
  3. livithian

    livithian Newbie

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    Just remember the link will show in articles and you won't be able to track your affiliate sales. Personaly I enjoy cloak and tracker from jay jennings, unfortunately his not selling it anymore but I might include it as a bonus in one of my Internet Marketing Arsenal sales. I'm sure you will be one of the first to know.
     
  4. arkansis

    arkansis Newbie

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    Nice script thanks for sharing.
     
  5. sKRud

    sKRud Newbie

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    I have used this on some of my sites, but its normally against most affiliate programs TOS.. Against mine atleast..

    -morten
     
  6. turnkeytraders

    turnkeytraders Registered Member

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    I use Power Link Generator which is really freaking great but I will post a new tracking script on the members' download section and it will be called UltraTracker
     
  7. heff

    heff Newbie

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    That is very clever, I'll use it
     
  8. tonysee

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    What about a web fowarding address? Will that accomplish the same thing?
     
  9. DeviantGeek

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    wow, thank you very much! i have been wondering how to do this.
     
  10. robertdotcom

    robertdotcom Newbie

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    why should i hide it?
     
  11. TruthsAreUs

    TruthsAreUs Newbie

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    how do people steal profits from you by having access to your affiliate ID?

    Just curious if this is something I should try to implement...
     
  12. booman

    booman Regular Member

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    Because rather then following the link such:

    http://www.ultimatewealthpackage.com/index.php?hop="youridhere"

    they type it in and leave off the ?hop="youridhere", hence ripping you of an affiliate sale. Or even worse they change it to a friends or theirs and purchase it.

    Using a meta refresh that leads to the affiliate ID will also do the trick.
     
  13. TruthsAreUs

    TruthsAreUs Newbie

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    those bastards...:)
     
  14. Pinup

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    thanks for sharing this trick ^^
     
  15. farki

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    nice script thx
     
  16. Arrest

    Arrest Registered Member

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    Yeah, as hiding it under normal circumstances is nearly impossible.
    Script does the trick
     
  17. DPMason

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    Hey, i hide my affiliate links by cookieng (how the hell u spell that) my client and then just giving him a normal link. By far the most amazing way to increase affilaite sales. See it in action here: googlesnatchreview.com

    -Dave
     
  18. Pryda

    Pryda Registered Member

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    I use these 3 methods to hide my affiliate id's:
    - PHP redirect (using the header() function)
    - .htaccess redirect
    - www.cloakedlink.com

    Does Clickbank allow cookie stuffing?