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Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by UniqueRain, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. UniqueRain

    UniqueRain Registered Member

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    Hey guys,

    I am thinking of hiding my landing pages from my affiliate network. I am curious to know what do you guys think. Should I do a double meta fresh and clear it? or should I just have it all of my landing pages go through one domain and have that domain handle the redirects to the offers.

    For example,
    LandingPageDomain.com > BlankDomainWithNoContent.com > Landing Page
     
  2. Siek

    Siek Regular Member

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    double meta refresh... theres no point in sending a blank page
     
  3. mtime88

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    Yea double meta seems to be the easiest and most effective way to blank a refer.
     
  4. UniqueRain

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    Well, the reason i am favoring to sending it to another domain then landingpage is becaues of my tracking software. Doesn't double meta refresh require two domains?
     
  5. Siek

    Siek Regular Member

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    DMR just requires 2 URLS...you can filter it through your tracking then do a DMR
     
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    hogatoga BANNED BANNED

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    Does anyone have an example of a page where they have a double metarefresh set-Up?
     
  7. lolzita

    lolzita Registered Member

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    Sorry, may I know what is double meta refresh?
     
  8. 7ruman

    7ruman Newbie

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    It's a method for blocking the source of your traffic from affiliate companies. If you are doing black hat stuff or just don't want to compromise your traffic source, dmr'ing is the way to go.
    Does anyone know whether or not it is less suspicious to use a blank domain to forward your traffic instead of dmr??
     
  9. 7ruman

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    It's a method for blocking the source of your traffic from affiliate companies. If you are doing black hat stuff or just don't want to compromise your traffic source, dmr'ing is the way to go.
    Does anyone know whether or not it is less suspicious to use a blank domain to forward your traffic instead of dmr??
     
  10. drkenneth

    drkenneth Executive VIP

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    You can do a single meta refresh to bounce the user and clear the referer in MOST cases.

    A double meta refresh is for making 100% SURE that you are clearing the referer. (As some browsers do not do this on meta-refresh) What happens is you load page 1, then reload another page, check to make sure the initial meta refresh cleared he referer--if not you dump them somewhere (as they will give you away) and if it was cleared you send them on to your affiliate program.

    Basically it depends on how SURE you want to be the referer is cleared. One is decent, but a referer will get through every once and a while, and the second ensures none get through.

    If you would like I can give an example of a double meta refresh using a SINGLE page. (PHP script with an extra argument so it can tell if you're on your second refresh--makes everything a bit more compact and elegant.)
     
  11. richarab

    richarab Junior Member

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    I vote for the double meta. Always a better option
     
  12. drkenneth

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    Here is the code for the type of double meta refresh I do--only requires 1 page. (You can name it whatever you want--it looks itself up for the first bounce.)
    Code:
    <?php
    //Grab arguments from the GET string
    $SEC = $_GET['S'];
    
    //If on second bounce SEC = 1
    if ( $SEC == '1' )
    {
     //Validate (make sure the referer cleared)
     if ( $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] == '' )
     {
       //Landing page
       $bounce_loc='referer.php';
     }
     else //Bad! dump them somewhere!
     {
       //Dump location (for metas that didn't clear)
       $bounce_loc="http://www.google.com";
     }
    }
    else //First time through--bounce them back!
    {
     $self = $_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME'];
     $bounce_loc="$self?S=1";
    }
    ?>
    
    <html>
    <head>
    <?php
    print("<meta http-equiv=refresh content='0;url=$bounce_loc'>");
    ?>
    </head>
    <body>
    
    </body>
    </html>
    
    Enjoy! Hope this helps :)
     
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  13. Buliwyf

    Buliwyf Junior Member

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    this doesnt work for me!! :/
    fuckin no meta refresh works for me!!

    im referring from ebay... does anyone know wht code to use for ebay??

     
  14. drkenneth

    drkenneth Executive VIP

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    Are you hosting this in a *.php file on a server that supports php?

    Also, you're not trying to put the meta refresh ON the ebay page, are you? (i.e. forcing the user somewhere else when they go to your ebay page.)
     
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    So this is supposed to check that the referrer was cleared before letting the user continue? And if it is not cleared, what happens?
     
  16. tata7171

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    Location:
    some place hot
    from the code, if its not cleared then it will dump it to

    Code:
      
     //Dump location (for metas that didn't clear)
       $bounce_loc="http://www.google.com";
    
     
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  17. drkenneth

    drkenneth Executive VIP

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    Exactly :)

    Ya, just dump them somewhere neutral like google. (Or where ever seems fitting)
     
  18. Don Cashola

    Don Cashola Junior Member

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    so once you make the pages where do you up load them too?
    yourdomain.com/1php?
     
  19. drkenneth

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    Put them were ever you want.
    If you put them in a folder and name them index.php, then all you need to do to use them is reference the folder name.
    Eg:
    -Put it in www.testsite.com/index.php then all you need to do to use it is link to www.testsite.com.
    -Put it in www.testsite.com/offer/index.php and link them to www.testsite.com/offer/


    Or, just put it with any other file name.
    Eg:
    -Put it in www.testsite.com/bounce.php and link to www.testsite.com/bounce.php to use it.
     
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  20. Don Cashola

    Don Cashola Junior Member

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    ...okay bare with me please so I have 2 files one name php1 and the other php2.
    So I would upload the files to folders I created?

    I using this double meta refresh creator