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How to cloak affiliate links properly?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Wolfovich, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Wolfovich

    Wolfovich Newbie

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    On WordPress, I installed the Redirection plugin and followed Yoast's guide to cloak affiliate links.


    However, when I click my aff. hyperlinks (text and pictures), it doesn't show my custom URL.


    How can I fix this?
     
  2. AquaticGamer

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  3. forethan

    forethan Regular Member

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    Search for pretty links plugin, i think it's what you need.
     
  4. Rankaware

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    I see many are using short link services to cloak their affiliate links. These services also provide tracking of clicks, Geo info etc.
     
  5. Wolfovich

    Wolfovich Newbie

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    Yes AquaticGamer, precisely like that. The text after the /
     
  6. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

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    I use Shorten url plugin. It's pretty basic but does what I need. Check this out if you are still looking for a solution:

    Code:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/shorten-url/
     
  7. jedy357

    jedy357 Registered Member

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    Use WP plugin Pretty Link Lite
    And set:
    1. 301 redirection
    2. Nofollow
    3. Tracking hits
    -> You are ready to go!
     
  8. Sky Tiger

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    I highly recommend the Wordpress Plugin - Pretty Link.