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Tracking and Affiliate Networks

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by nakedsoul, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. nakedsoul

    nakedsoul Newbie

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    Sorry if this isn't the best section for this post.

    I have been racking my brain here...

    Say I am using the content network and I send people to a landing page. If the visitor clicks on a link and is redirected to the affiliate offer using a simple php redirect, will the affiliate network see the original referrer?

    Say I was using the search network with the same setup. Would the network see my keywords?

    What if I am direct linking but sending people through a simple redirect. I am sure the referrer persists through to the network. Right?

    If I block the referrer, will Google analytics still work properly or does it rely on referrer info?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. seikooc

    seikooc Regular Member

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    A good network should be able to see the entire packet stream if they really want to. Now if you redirect using a script that hits your site and then changes the referer like Brads script then that will be part of the packet so it becomes harder to tell, as it looks like you promoted your site via content network then the traffic clicked the aff link...

    For them to go and look through all that you would have to raise some red flags first.
     
  3. nakedsoul

    nakedsoul Newbie

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    Thanks for answering. I am not trying to hide anything blackhat. I just don't want the network to see my traffic sources.