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How do I mask URLs?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Mr. Burnham, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Mr. Burnham

    Mr. Burnham Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Is there a script for that? I don't want to invest in wordpress plugins yet.
     
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    It depends on what you're trying to do.
     
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    I am trying to mask my affiliate links, redirects drive users away.
     
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    Short Url : goo.gl
     
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    use: bit.ly
     
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    How do shorteners help with that? Lets say I have a www.mydomain.com which redirects to www.affiliateoffer.com/ref=2314.
    How does a shortener can help? Maybe I did not make it clear, but I want to mask the aff. offer with my own domain.
     
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    use the forwarding option
     
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    yea, set 301 redirect in ur domain register panel. Where did u buy domain, namesilo has nice and easy way to set it. Works with 1and1 and godaddy too.
     
  9. alexel

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    Say you are a blogger, and you would like to redirect www.yourdomain.com/my-affiliate-product, you will need to login to your cPanel and access the "Redirects" folder as followed:
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    And from there you choose which url you want to do a 301 permanent to your affiliate ID as followed:
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    Hopefully you get it :)
     
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  10. redoxate

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    U can use an iframe or a 301 redirect (php header)
     
  11. Alchemizt

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    I think your looking to iframe so it appears they are still on your domain. Some offers don't allow iframing though so always check with your AM.
     
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    There's a few things you could do, but first you need to understand what masking does.
    Masking prevents crawler finding affiliate links/network to hence ban your account, what a cloaker does is tries to kill the crawlers connection or work around it.
    bit.ly, goo.gl or any of them do not work as the crawler simply follows through connection.
    One method you could use is a pre-LP - so you create a wix website with a button that links to your LP, as long as the crawler doesn't scan HTML you will be fine
    There's loads of methods to cloak LP's, you just need to make sure you do it right :)
     
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  13. kingkh

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    forwarding and mask or shortly siye like bit ly
     
  14. fastlinks

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    use prettylink lite plugin, it can mask url with your domain. don't use free url shortener.

    the paid version will have more masking options
     
  15. psyclogic

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    Pretty link pro will do the job. I use nulled version, never had an issue.
     
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    alexel's method is best in my opinion. If you can effort you can buy prettylinkpro.com
     
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    Just use an url shortener like bit ly or something similar
     
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