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Hiding My Pages From The Merchant..

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by gurujh, May 13, 2007.

  1. gurujh

    gurujh Registered Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    Been awhile since I have posted here. Got a question for
    some of you more advanced guys.

    I want to know if there is a way to hide my pages from
    the merchant I am advertising for, so that he sees a page
    that does not contain his competitions affiliate ID as well,
    just his.

    For example, I have site A that advertises Coke.
    I on that site want to advertise both my Coke affiliate
    ID AND my Pepsi affiliate ID, which both get embedded
    on the users computer, but just in case the merchant
    for Coke comes by my pages, I just want him to see
    the HTML code shows ONLY the Coke Affiliate ID.

    I hope I explained this properly. I have merchant who
    is being stupid and does not want me to create a review
    page for anything but his product, and if it does show
    any other product, he does not want me to have affiliate
    links to that product.

    I am done arguing with the merchant because I like the
    checks I receive from him, but he is being a ass, as
    most merchants are, so I just thought I would go around
    him and do it this way. This way when he comes to
    inspect my html code, he only sees his affiliate ID's,
    but my other identical page with the embedded
    affiliate ID's still gets past to the user.

    Thanks in advance for the help! :)
     
  2. gurujh

    gurujh Registered Member

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    ::Bump::

    Hello? Anyone out there?
     
  3. dunechi1d

    dunechi1d Newbie

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    have you thought of encrypting your affiliate link with javaScript? (try the HTMLprotector software)
     
  4. Hexdoll

    Hexdoll Newbie

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    not sure that possible as you would need to block the content from X IP and you would not know where they are logging in from. but you could rotate the links so they dont appear at the same time.
     
  5. gurujh

    gurujh Registered Member

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    Hi All,

    I got a answer from another great forum. Let me know what
    you think.

    What I am trying to is hide my traffic sources from the
    affiliate program I am promoting because I have noticed
    that they are stealing my good performing keywords
    after I find them.

    The solution I found was to first send the traffic through
    a secured site, in otherwords, send the traffic first to
    https://www.domainone.com. I was told that using a
    SSL strips out all referrer data. Then from the secure site
    I should do a meta refresh that pauses for 2-3 seconds
    to another domain, www.seconddomain.com, and then
    the merchant will not be able to see my traffic source.

    I have not tested any of this yet, so if anyone knows more
    on this, I would appreciate the input. Thanks.
     
  6. dunechi1d

    dunechi1d Newbie

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    so are you trying to...

    1. hide your original site so the merchant wont see his competition on it?
    2. hide your traffic source from the merchant?

    your initial post indicated (1) but your later indicated (2)

    Dune
     
  7. gurujh

    gurujh Registered Member

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    Hey Dune,

    Sorry for the confusion. I just want to hide my traffic
    source from the merchant so he cannot steal my converting
    keywords.

    Every single time I get a good PPC campaign going, this
    merchant comes along and puts up a campaign using
    the same keywords. That really pisses me off to no end,
    but hey, that's what some (if not all) of theses guys do.

    So, the question still is, how do I hide my traffic source
    from them so they cannot steal my converting keywords?

    My post above mentions trying to use a SSL site to strip
    all website referrer data, but I don't really know if this
    works or not. Any suggestions?