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Using custom "posted via" for affiliate links

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by thefish2010, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. thefish2010

    thefish2010 BANNED BANNED

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    I'm very surprised I haven't yet seen this running around in the wild...I probably shouldn't give this away, but oh well.

    If you post via an Oauth app on Twitter, it automatically adds "posted via ApplicationName" to EVERY tweet and links ApplicationName to the application website (which you define, and doesn't have to point to anything having to do with the application). So, if you create your own app, you can post innocent tweets through your app and EVERY one will have your affiliate link on there. I would probably not use a direct affiliate link - use a forwarder on your own site so that you can change the final destination/mask the referrer since some affiliates hate twitter traffic.

    Just an idea. I run TweetBorder, and I think I'm going to add a thing to it to make it so that you don't have to write your own app to do this. I presume the difficulty of writing Oauth integrated apps is the reason that this capability isn't being raped.

    I've already got apps named "Click Here!" and "Cash In On Twitter".

    Robbie
     
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  2. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    (which you define,

    where do you go to define it? On twitter or in your own app?
     
  3. thefish2010

    thefish2010 BANNED BANNED

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    You define them at twitter. Check out
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    http://twitter.com/oauth_clients/new
    . you register your application's title (might be "Make Money with Twitter"), then the "Application Website" would be your affiliate link or forwarding URL.
     
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  4. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    Cool I will check this out for my app!