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Meta-Refresh or JS Rdirect???

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by paymymortgage4me, May 7, 2008.

  1. paymymortgage4me

    paymymortgage4me Junior Member

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    Just wondering which is better to use? Why?
     
  2. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I like meta refresh. If people have scripts blocked on their browser, the JS redirect won't work.
     
  3. pussyback

    pussyback Regular Member

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    I don't know that thanks
     
  4. barabirir

    barabirir Registered Member

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    Yupz,. Meta refresh hide referrer too.
     
  5. dddd

    dddd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    meta refresh 8/10 javascript 6/10 my2cents php-header-redirect 10/10 ;)
     
  6. boomboomer

    boomboomer Executive VIP

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    i've read that future versions of browsers are gonna ignore meta refresh .... these were just discussions though ..
     
  7. KenWingJitsu

    KenWingJitsu Regular Member

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    What's the difference between metarefresh and php-header redirect??? Aren't they the same thing?

    This is code for meta refresh:

    <head>
    <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="0; URL=http://www.affiliatelink.c0m">
    <title>Welcome</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    </body>
    </html>

    WHat would php-header redirect be?
     
  8. loclhero

    loclhero Supreme Member

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    Unless I'm mistaken, a php redirect would be done using this:

    <?php header("Location: Your AFFILIATE LINK HERE"); ?>

    The problem as I understand it is that your aff network will see where the redirect is coming from. For purposes of hiding things, the meta refresh is the only way to go. At least as far as I understand it.
     
  9. edc

    edc Regular Member

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    But if I own both domains, I can send both junk and good traffic to the first domain, forward with a meta refresh to the second domain, and if both domains (especially the first) have decent content on them where is the problem disguising the 'bad' traffic? Kind of a noob question admittedly - am I overlooking something obvious? -e-
     
  10. chillyd

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    well i can tell you the metarefresh does NOT cover all traffic. Go to your banner stats and click on your number there. I show 95% from the domain i want, but the rest from my cheap traffic. Not good. Need to figure something out.
     
  11. booman

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    Yep, found this out yesterday and discussed we it in another thread. The suggestion was to double meta-refresh and that may hide the referrer. Gonna test this later.

    PHP redirect will always pass the referrer.
     
  12. catchme

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    the .htaccess redirect is the best method.

    it covers all traffic.
     
  13. oscarslater

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    so can someone who hides referrers successfully from CPA companies tell me how to hide my referrer from them as well

    I am starting out again in cpa in a much bigger way and need to know how to do this for lots of offers on different networks

    I can figure most of it out from here but I need to be sure I am doing this right.

    can someone experienced in this post here or even PM with this info

    remember i am the noooobiest of nooobs on this forum technically

    all the best

    os....
     
  14. IsoRipper

    IsoRipper Junior Member

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    I posted on the other thread as well, and I will say it again, depending on the cheap traffic you get, a double refresh wont do any good since most of the time, the hit will never arrive and if you are using this to stabilize your conversion rate, you really need to watch out! Also, browsers like IE7 somehow pass the referer even after a double redirect, bein there done that
     
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  15. KenWingJitsu

    KenWingJitsu Regular Member

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    Ditto for this request.... and ditto for anyone to explain the .htaccess redirect... whatever that is.
    Note: Ruck says he had no trouble with meta-refresh...
     
  16. donnieo

    donnieo Newbie

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    What you can do in this case is rather than meta-refresh directly to your affiliate url, you meta-refresh to another php file which first checks the referrer before redirecting. If the referrer passes (like blank or the domain/url you want), then you do your php redirect to the affiliate url. If it doesn't pass, then you send it somewhere else. You may lose 5% of your traffic, but that's not too bad considering the liability of showing those unwanted referrers.
     
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    noob's question here: when do you have to hide referrers?
     
  18. donnieo

    donnieo Newbie

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    Here's a couple scenarios:

    1) If you're concerned that the cpa network or the advertiser may use or share that data in such a way that competes with you or worse.

    2) If you're sending traffic from a source that you're either prohibited from using or that might draw unwanted scrutiny.

    3) If you're mixing in junk traffic to juice your stats, and you want your various sources of traffic to blend in.