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How can i hide a spyware link

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by yetiwz, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. yetiwz

    yetiwz BANNED BANNED

    Sep 14, 2008
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    Hope someone can help , I have been advertising Littlewoods for sometime now and the PPC scene has got toooo expensive. I found that Zango is a cheap way of generating clicks using Pop Ups but ive been collared by the Affiliate Managers who have kicked me off and closed my accounts etc each time their software detects my links ( every 6 months or so ). Is there anyway of hiding the link or URL so that they only see my affiliate link and not a Zango Url. Ive lost Thousands because of these guys , i thought they would be greatful that someone is generating sales for them but half the guys at these affiliate companies have no marketing idea or computer experience...

    Please Help !
  2. BlackSmack

    BlackSmack Junior Member

    Jul 13, 2008
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    I've been using Zango for about 2 years now or so. Have had similar problems.

    Being on both ends, publisher and advertiser... The only way they can tell where your traffic is coming from (I'm 99% sure you won't get a referer since it's a popup I'd have to double check my logs) it shows the user agent as FunWebProducts (or of course if they see your ad). I have noticed it seems like Networks are simply not crediting sales made through user agents with adware installed.

    I ran a test on azoogleads and sales were coming in fast, then 2 days later, same traffic no sales. they basically killed it.

    Best thing you can do is..
    1. Protect your domain whois info
    2. Once your ad is approved on zango add a double meta refresh if you think referer is causing you problem.

    Other than that I don't know how you would stop user agent checking other than using PHP and CURL but then your server shows as the traffic source....