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How do I hide affiliate link?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MiLiTARYiV, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. MiLiTARYiV

    MiLiTARYiV Senior Member

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    How do I hide my affiliate link totally? I will buy a .info domain, and I want the domain to show up and instead of my affiliate link on the owners landing page? I saw it done before
     
  2. sugarwillis

    sugarwillis BANNED BANNED

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    Its called masked forwarding, All that you need is a parked domain (No need for Hosting) then you can set this up easily in the settings of the domain name. You can set up a standard redirection or Mask the redirection.....

    If you mask the redirection the following will occur..

    http://www.xyz.com -> when redirected to http://hxxp://xxxxxxx.fuelwater1.hop.clickbank.net/ will still only apear as http://www.xyz.com in the browser window.

    I hope that makes sense..... If you are talking about hiding your affiliate links on a review site you need to look up link "cloaking", Id go into further detail but im in a rush.... just search for this on BHW there is heaps of good threads..
     
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  3. ultimate34

    ultimate34 Newbie

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    I think what he wants is to create a "frame page",

    Eg.
    hxxp://XXXXX.merchantid.hop.clickbank.net -->
    hxxp://yourwebsite.c0m/product

    instead of

    hxxp://XXXXX.merchantid.hop.clickbank.net -->
    hxxp://merchantsite.c0m/?id=clickbankid

    Well, you can copy this script below, hope it helps...

    PHP:
    </script>
    <html>
    <head>
    <script>window.status='ready';</script>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
    <title>--TITLE--</title>
    <meta name="keywords" content>
    <meta name="description" content>
    </head>
    <frameset border="0" frameborder="0" marginleft="0" margintop="0" marginright="0" marginbottom="0" rows="100%,*">
    <frame src=<--youraffiliatelink-->" scrolling="auto" frameborder="no" border="0" noresize>
    <frame topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" frameborder="no" border="0" noresize>
    <noframes>
    <body>
    </body>
    </noframes>
    </frameset>
    </html>
    *Remember to change your affiliate link*

    Step 1: Create a folder (product_name etc.) in your web's root directory
    Step 2: Create a text file in that folder and name it "index.htm"
    Step 3: Copy the code above, paste it into the file and save it
    Step 4: You've cloak your affiliate link

    Play around with your meta contents as well.

    Good luck!
    you're welcome =)
     
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  4. ultimate34

    ultimate34 Newbie

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    Oh what have i done wrong? How come the PHP code background is in black colour?
     
  5. scubaslick

    scubaslick Regular Member

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    It doesn't matter, it's just text. Copy and paste it into notepad.
     
  6. JohnDoe

    JohnDoe Junior Member

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    The code is there it is just written in black and the background is also black so it does not showup. People will scroll trying to find the code and not see it if they click select all it will highlight it.

    You can try and put the code in code quotes it might show up better

    Code:
    </script>
    <html>
    <head>
    <script>window.status='ready';</script>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us">
    <title>--TITLE--</title>
    <meta name="keywords" content>
    <meta name="description" content>
    </head>
    <frameset border="0" frameborder="0" marginleft="0" margintop="0" marginright="0" marginbottom="0" rows="100%,*">
    <frame src=<--youraffiliatelink-->" scrolling="auto" frameborder="no" border="0" noresize>
    <frame topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" frameborder="no" border="0" noresize>
    <noframes>
    <body>
    </body>
    </noframes>
    </frameset>
    </html> 
    
    
    
     
  7. ultimate34

    ultimate34 Newbie

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    Just a point to note for this method:

    when visitors click on your link and land on the sales page of the merchant site, your affiliate link will be exposed if they click on "View/Page Source" or right click "View Page Source"

    The only way to cover up is to change readable affiliate link in source page (eg. hxxp://XXXXX.merchantid.hop.clickbank.net) to unreadable html code (which is called numeric ampersand entities) to this (eg. &# 104; &# 116; &# 116; &# 112; &# 58; &# 47;)

    - Remove the spaces in between

    Hope that helps =)
     
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  8. Oakley

    Oakley Regular Member

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  9. MiLiTARYiV

    MiLiTARYiV Senior Member

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    yea that is sort of what i was talking about. Dead on. huumm so then to actually hide the affiliate link i would apply the same principles but use cloaking on the affiliate link right?
     
  10. suade

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    ive seen this link somewhere iy might be usefull
    hxxp://www.jamesshuggins.com/h/web1/affiliate_link_cloaker.htm
    hxxp://cloakedlink.com/