warning! anyone using bit.ly to shorten affiliate links

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  1. weBay

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    I have been doing article marketing to sell CB products. I have been using bit.ly to shorten my links, I thought it had been working fine. However I just went to test a link on one of my new articles and I got a bit.ly warning page
    I have just gone and check and ALL my links in all my articles have this same warning message! It says its because I have shrunk the same link more than once. Which isn't striclty true as I have different clickbank tracking id's on them. Anyway I've got a days work sorting this out - lucky i found out today cos I am pounding out the articles and this could have been a nightmare in a week or two.

    Just a quick heads up. Sure some other newbies will not have known this.

    Does this happen with any other shorteners?? Can somone recommedna one to use? I need to make 3 or 4 shortened versions for each hoplink.
     
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  2. anclife

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    google shortener !
     
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  3. weBay

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    thanks ancliffe. do you know if I will get the same problems though if I shorten hoplinks for the same product many times?

    maybe i will use a variety of shorteners just to be safe.....
     
  4. weBay

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    right now the problem has stopped. bit.ly glitch? not sure what to do now. I have changed ip and cleared cookies several times and it seems ok...

    maybe ill ask a friend to test some links.

    anyway just be careful if your using this!

    hmmm.....
     
  5. pandikar

    pandikar Newbie

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    My advice don't use .tk shortener also.

    I send over 1K uv daily to one of my site that i shortened using .tk

    After 2 days they changed my all my .tk links in account into parking domain.
     
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  6. weBay

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    thanks
    im not risking it now. its a shame as its nice to track on just one shortening service. I am going to use a different service for each of a products link now.
     
  7. libn756

    libn756 Newbie

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    For some reason, Peerfly asked me to remove CPA links on Twitter that were cloaked with bit.ly. This occurred about 2 weeks ago.
    No problems experienced with ispy.it .
     
  8. weBay

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    thanks. isy.it bookmarked. I see its customizable too I like that feature so I can make the URL of the link look like the landing page..
     
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    maybe you can try other url shortener.. check also titb.it
     
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  10. Griggs

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    I've never had problems with shrinkmylink, might want to try that.
     
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    thanks for the heads up.
     
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    good point u raised,i never had any problem,i use tinyurl and its works fine 4 me:))
     
  13. RedWolf

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    i am using my own url shortner because if any time that affiliate ban me i will redirect traffic to another offer
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
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  14. Knoxgates

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    I stopped using them when they removed the feature of deleting the links.
    Now bit.ly links cannot be deleted.
     
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  15. OTrap

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    I use my own. I set up a link shortener on a WP site of mine. Works well.
     
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    I know. I have lost thousands of hops because of this shit.

    I feel like going on a killing spree.
     
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  18. fatboy

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    I am in the middle of making my own short url site with all the added extras I can think of. At the moment is it up and working just as a url shortener, but currently coding up the member side of things (which allows you to delete links ;)) amongst other things that I am thinking of :)

    Like you guys have found out, you can never trust a 3rd party shortener!


    edit: forgot I put the URL in my sig last week!!! doh!
     
  19. hannspree

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    Question, why would you use url shortener? i find it better by creating new page in my web and redirect it to vendor's page. you can use meta refresh or php header.
     
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