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Is there a Referrer when doing Offers in EMAILS?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by Slasher, May 1, 2009.

  1. Slasher

    Slasher Junior Member

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    If I send an email to someone and they click on an offer and do the offer, will it show up as a referred from the email address? Will the CPA networks be able to see the email contents?

    Thanks.
    Slasher
     
  2. crysis1

    crysis1 Junior Member

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    wait im not sure in my searches i am getting 2 different answers now i am not sure. maybe it depends on the the ad.
     
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    Some email clients blank the referrer, while others don't. I answered a similar question in this thread, where you can see what the referrers look like if coming from Yahoo or Hotmail:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/affiliate-programs/55661-bh-method.html

    If you're not sure whether the referrer will be blanked or not, you could just set up a test link that points to a web page that will capture the referrer.

    For example (test.php):

    PHP:
    <?php
    echo $HTTP_REFERER;
    ?>
     
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  4. Slasher

    Slasher Junior Member

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    Alright thanks guys. I appreciate it. I will test that soon.
     
  5. Slasher

    Slasher Junior Member

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    Sorry for double post. Gmail does in fact BLANK the referrer. I will do a double meta refresh so there are no problems.
     
  6. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    Always do a DMR. It's just a good habit to be in.
     
  7. Slasher

    Slasher Junior Member

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    What is a DMR?
     
  8. Arthas

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    double meta refresh
     
  9. MuonTrail

    MuonTrail Registered Member

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    DMR = double-meta-refresh.

    I just tested gmail and now it seems to blank... though I have seen referers from gmail in the past.. so I'm in the always DMR crowd.
     
  10. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    Yup, double meta refresh.

    The reason you always want to do a DMR is because you want your AMs to just always know that theyre never going to see any kind of referrer from you, no matter what.

    If for some campaigns you show a referrer and others you don't, they may get suspicious of why you're so secretive about some and not others.

    Just draw the line in the sand at the get-go. Make sure that your efforts provide at least half-ass quality leads and let your AM know as little as possible about what you're doing.

    I know this shit doesn't need to be said to most people, but there are tons of people probably reading this thread that may not have thought about such things.
     
  11. Slasher

    Slasher Junior Member

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    Yeah I will do double meta refresh when I put this campaign up I'm doing.

    Thanks guys for the help.
     
  12. Slasher

    Slasher Junior Member

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    Sorry for ANOTHER double post, but if I'm not mistaken, a DMR =

    user goes to site.com/test1.php

    redirects to site.com/test2.php with offer/landing page.

    ?
     
  13. MuonTrail

    MuonTrail Registered Member

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    Should be at least two redirects:

    site1.com/page1 => meta-refresh => site1.com/page2 => meta-refresh => aff link
     
  14. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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  15. Slasher

    Slasher Junior Member

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    Wow great thread. Thanks gonzo.
     
  16. joejim

    joejim Registered Member

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    So gonzo your saying that I dont need to use a redirector? You havent had any problems with your affiliate companies with a DMR?