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Hiding your blackhat referrer - the easy way (?)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by B1uebrain, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. B1uebrain

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    Hi guys!

    My first post here. :)

    I currently have to deal with referrer-hiding and read some articles about it.
    Most of them describe a very difficult and not-always safe way.

    So I wondered, why the following would not be an easy AND safe solution:

    Let's say, you have your white hat site [goodsite] and your black hat site [badsite]

    So why not just link all affiliate links from both domains via e.g. [goodsite]/out.** ???
    (or call it external_link_counter.** or whatever)

    In both cases, no matter if the ad was clicked on [goodsite] or [badsite], the referrer will always be [goodsite]/out.**
    If someone checks your site, he will notice, that all you external links go through out.**, which is absolutely not uncommon!

    To tweak the thing a bit up, you could let out.** display a message for e.g. 3 sec. before redirecting like "You are leaving [goodsite]. [goodsite] is not responsible for the content of external links, blah blah blah..."
    out.** could even display this message only of the ad was clicked on [goodsite], but directly redirect the user if he came from [badsite].

    As I mentioned above, redirecting the user to external links via an out.** is absolutely not uncommon. I have seen this on big commercial sites and also a lot of forums.

    As I am definitely not the first one coming up with this idea, I would be interested in, where I'm wrong that this, perhaps is not an ideal solution. :confused:
     
  2. B1uebrain

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    No reply? :(

    Another idea:
    set the referrer to e.g. [site]/shopping_guide/member_area.html

    If access by (referrer) from your black hat site, it directly redirects to the affiliate.
    Otherwise a login will be shown.
    So it looks like, all clicks come from a (password protected) member area.