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Hiding from affiliate managers - especially BrandV

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by affil, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. affil

    affil Newbie

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    Ok - I've had my fair share cloaking links and other redirects to hide my direct linking affiliate campaigns - but BrandV.... is very good at what they do - basically they have a program that registers any changes in the URL, capturing all the redirect paths.

    Anyone can think of a clever way to beat them? Since its impossible to know every IP that they can come from, not sure how else one can identify their traffic, or make their program irrelevant.
     
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  2. kaylanewett

    kaylanewett Power Member

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    If I understand correctly, you can use Cloudfare on your redirect site. It checks the traffic first and rejects any type of bot traffic like that.
     
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    qcp860 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I doubt cloudflare has BrandV in their bot database.. I may be wrong, but I don't think the affiliate network bots are being detected unless they are filtering blank referrer and certain UAs (which is easy to get around).

    A good cloaking script and some traffic data would likely be more than enough to get past their bots. You don't want/need to change the URL path if you cloak the traffic for the bot/reviewer.
     
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    lmxftw BANNED BANNED

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    blank referrer by emulating direct hits to your link
     
  5. affil

    affil Newbie

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    Thanks - but let me clarify - perhaps i'm doing something wrong(novice). I am using a cloaking tool - however once the link is clicked, the cloaking url triggers, but than flashes the true affiliate link inside the url string, which I can see though chrome. So it's banner-->cloaked link -->my affiliate link --> advertiser.....

    Their algorithm captures changes within the URL in the browser - so I would be caught.

    Is there a way to not display the change in the URL within the browser, basically fire the affiliate link from my server, but not display the changes within the url structure in the browser? Does anyone know how to do that?

    Thanks all for your help.
     
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    IMO, don't use any url cloaker. Why do you want to do that??

    BTW, you may use frames or iframes. It won't change url in browser location bar.
     
  7. affil

    affil Newbie

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    Please let me know f you know of a good developer you can recommend that can do this (my developer's redirects were visible in history), and encryption code i found online dropped the affiliate code.