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Need advice (affiliate links in app). Landingpages, direct-links or redirects?

Discussion in 'Visual Basic .NET' started by flannn, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. flannn

    flannn Newbie

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    I am creating a tool so people can track prices. When the price is low enough and people want to buy... they click a link and will go to the affiliate shop/website. WHat is the best way to handle the links? I know not all vendors likes it when i use direct affiliate links, so i want a solution so i won't get kicked by a vendor.

    my solutions/options:
    1.) Use direct affiliate links and don't bother with redirects. Problem is i have no reffs so i assume vendors will mark me as a spammer or something if they cannot see where the traffic is coming from. Sure i can beg them to allow non ref traffic...... but that is not a solution at all ;-)
    2.) Cloack/redirect the aff. links with my own (approved) domainname. I don't know if 301 will also show the reff url... i think it won't but i am not sure. Problem is when the vendor looks at the reff url he alos will be redirected to his/her own website.
    3.) Upload (ftp) a php page and send users of the app to that created page and hope they will click on a buy now button over there. I think this is the best way to avoid a ban.... but i am not sure it is the best solution.

    Thanks!