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Question: Is using Bitly safe for cloaking Twitter traffic?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by turbopugsleylx, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. turbopugsleylx

    turbopugsleylx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have never seen this asked before but here goes...

    If I want to hide that I have traffic coming from Twitter will Bitly do this?

    IE will the traffic source the cpa companies see be Twitter or show Bitly as the source itself?

    Thanks
    Turbo
     
  2. thevil

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    Twitter.

    You can seeby going to bitly and putting in hxxp://www.whatismyreferrer.com
     
  3. thevil

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    hxxp://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http://bit.ly/1mxM63

    You can see then. bitly link goes to whatsmyreferrer.com while showing youtube as referrer.

    If you go straight to the bitly link, its referrer is blank because its just like putting in whatsmyreferrer.com in your browser. Hope that makes sense.
     
  4. turbopugsleylx

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    Im not getting you....So are you saying it does show the actual referring site...or bitly as the referring site?