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I thought i hid my traffic source from my affiliate company.... i thought wrong

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by oni3350, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. oni3350

    oni3350 Regular Member

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    basically what ive done is sent traffic from site X to www.mydomain.com/productname

    Then i have set up a directory and a redirect at hostgator which redirects mydomain.com/productname to my affiliate link.

    I found out today when i was looking at all my Referring URLs on my affiliate company's stats page, that all the links from site X where showing up!!!

    WTF? i thought because i was sending traffic through a redirect at hostgator that this would hide my traffic source! I thought wrong.

    Why is that? Why can they still see it?


    I guess i have to do a php redirect or something, like www.mydomain.com/productname.php

    productname.php
    Code:
    <?
    header ("location: www.myaffiliatelink.com");
    ?>
    Will THIS work?
     
  2. dragonizm

    dragonizm Junior Member

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    You either blank the referer or fake it.. you need double meta refresh like takita said
     
  3. oni3350

    oni3350 Regular Member

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    lol damn!

    Does anyone know HOW they can still see the source traffic thu php and my attempt at the hostgator redirect lol
     
  4. oyeah22

    oyeah22 Power Member

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    dude use cpa redirector. Works like a charm.
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  5. penaakul

    penaakul Regular Member

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    redirect is redirect. either fake it or blank it.

    there was a thread about this before.

    find genjutsu's post. it works well.

    or you buy oldenstylehat's product.
     
  6. sebamann1

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    several options:

    a) blank the referrer
    easiest: just go to http://referer.us/hide-http-referer.html and put your affiliate in the box. I wouldn't use it though, don't trust 'em!

    b) double meta refresh:

    you want http://sitethatneedstobehidden.com to go to http://siteyouwanttoshow.com/page.html, so you use"a href links"

    on http://siteyouwanttoshow.com/page.html, you put the following in the header:
    Code:
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url='http://siteyouwanttoshow.com/page2.html'">
    on http://siteyouwanttoshow.com/page2.html you put this in the header:
    Code:
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url='http://affiliate.com/MyOffer'">
    et voila, you've hid the referrer.


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  7. Frost Byte

    Frost Byte Newbie

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    So if your affiliate checks your referer, they're going to get meta-refreshed to your affiliate link. So then why wouldn't you just iframe your affiliate link? It would accomplish just about the same thing would it not? Unless the referer is blanked, but is that a guarantee?
     
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    jaiden Newbie

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    Iframing doesn't put your user where you want them to be - on the actual offer page.. unless you're talking about a full page iframe, which would just weird out the surfer.
     
  9. oyeah22

    oyeah22 Power Member

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    not if you use cpa redirector
     
  10. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    It's simply just the way PHP/HTML/Browsers/Tracking/Whatever works, it's far too complicted to explain in detail.
     
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  11. Mstrpln

    Mstrpln Newbie

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    I use CPA redirector for this. it's a wordpress plugin and it's also available as standalone version. It uses javascript form and POST or GET method. always 100% fake referrer! I love it

    contentgeneration.org/how-to-fake-a-browser-referrer-for-blackhat-cpa/
     
  12. ginbeam

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    As the above poster mentioned, yeah it's 100% effective. It's def the easiest way to go if you are using WP. Too bad Brad closed the WPBH membership for good recently, he came out with some fantastic products. Positive side is that CPA Redirector is still functional without a membership.