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Using a blogger blog as a redirect?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by klrpnda, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. klrpnda

    klrpnda Newbie

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    Ok I know this has been talked about before so I will be brief.

    I did a little experiment.

    I made blog A that had a link to blog B that had a simple redirect script to blog C

    Now at blog C I had StatCounter. I checked and it tells me that the visit came from blog B

    Now does this mean that if I use a simple blogger blog redirect, my affiliate in this case CB would not know where my traffic came from?

    I hear a lot about hiding your traffic source and using a double meta redirect. Wouldn't this work just the same?

    If I sound like an idiot sorry. :brick:
     
  2. trafficguy

    trafficguy Newbie

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    I would like to know the answer to this also.
     
  3. FleshJoe

    FleshJoe Power Member

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    Klrpnda you dont sound like an idiot at all :) I'd like the answer also.
     
  4. klrpnda

    klrpnda Newbie

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    well I hope somebody knows. anybody?:tumblewee
     
  5. smokes4life

    smokes4life Regular Member

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    Code:
    <head> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://www.yoururlhere.com" /> </head>
    Try this, it works for me.

    note that the number after content=" indicates the seconds before it redirects
     
  6. klrpnda

    klrpnda Newbie

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    Code:
    <script language="javascript">
    document.location='http://yoursite.com';
    </script>
    this is what I am using. thanks smokes but what we are trying to figure out is if we use a simple redirect like this can the affiliate network find the traffic source?
     
  7. evamenders

    evamenders Power Member

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    the best to find traffic is to put a counter like
    -http://www.shinystats.com/
    you can see spider, countries and more
    if you use java they close your accounts
    (i speak about blogger account)

    all affiliates using blogger make some false messages some day
    and after a java redirections
    now i do not understand why they do that

    redirections changing title descriptions give me better results than using java

    hope it help
     
  8. hellokitty

    hellokitty Registered Member

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    just be careful on the meta-refresh tag, you should put the waiting delay around 6 seconds
    whenever I put 0 blogger blocks my blog as a spam blog and it will take ages to unblock

    /edit: i mean blogspot bloggs
     
  9. hayama

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    Well from the way I interpreted it, CB would see your traffic coming from blog B (assuming you redirect from Blog B). Seeing it on statcounter is just proof that they would see it from B. As long as this is ok with you, then that's fine.
     
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    using meta refresh on blogspot is inadvisable. you will get flagged as a spam blog...
     
  11. atlascopy

    atlascopy Junior Member

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    It worked for me for a little while when I was posting on CL but eventually I would get a message saying that this BLOG was under investigation for breach of TOS or something like that. It allowed me to click through the message and then I couldn't duplicate that message even after changing IP addresses.
     
  12. smokes4life

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    Many have asked this question and many have given different answers. One thing for sure is that, the affiliate network will see that the traffic is coming from your blog. If they do take a look at your blog and realise it is just plain used to redirect, then it depends on their TOR or how they view it.
     
  13. klrpnda

    klrpnda Newbie

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    ok thanks guys for the replies.

    So what I gathered from them is this.
    1. The affiliate will not see your traffic source
    2. Blogger will most likely delete your blog. (this can be solved by just using your own website)
    3. The affiliate will see the blog as a redirect and get suspicious. Probably contact you about your traffic sources.

    Is this about right?
     
  14. red1eaf

    red1eaf Registered Member

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    when the affiliate sees that your traffic is coming from blog B , which is a simple redirect , i can tell you its highly likely he will ask you for an explanation.

    Now this is where you can play smart if you are using both WH & BH for your traffic. Show your WH traffic sources to convince the affiliate manager that your traffic is genuine. With little finesse you can do that.
     
  15. hudval69

    hudval69 Newbie

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    Couldnt you just use the blog as THE traffic source rather than redirecting it?
     
  16. klrpnda

    klrpnda Newbie

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    I suppose if you use the blog as a landing page with a link to the product on it then that should be fine