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What's the best method for cloaking? What do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by presariopresario, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. presariopresario

    presariopresario Newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm a noob in IM. Just started.

    a) What's the best method to cloak the affiliate links in Wordpress?

    b) Also what's the best way to cloak links when posting in social sites (other than bitly, tinyurl etc)

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. mcphat

    mcphat Registered Member

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    You can use some link cloaker plugin.
    Just type "Link Cloaker WP Plugin" on google and there's many.
    I've forgot the name of plugin that I ever used before.
     
  3. julia adam

    julia adam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    True there are a plenty of cloaking plugins, all you gotta do is write it on Google. Please share it with us as well which cloaking plugins you are going to use.
     
  4. R-Bot

    R-Bot Newbie

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    I use the Pretty Links plugin on Wordpress sites, and simple PHP/Javascript on everything else.
     
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    I find it funny that no one mentioned using subdomains from your own domain. Using this method you will make the links look better. Just set up a subdomain in your cpanel and redirect it to your affiliate link.
     
  7. fukien

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    301 redirect / subdomain / subfolder redirect looks great

    if you use url shortner service try to be sure they dont show a 10 second advertising page befor redirecting , this realy kills traffic and convertion

    also the popular tiny url starts to become banned/bloked from many popular advertising / social website

    have a nice day

    fukien
     
  8. MagicOrb

    MagicOrb Newbie

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    Sorry if this is a dumb question but why does one need to cloak links... from what i have read about seo cloaking it means hiding content so search engines see it but people don't. so why would you hide a link from people but allow it fro search engines?
     
  9. jhonson5

    jhonson5 Power Member

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    buy a cheap domain namecheap are doing .us for about $4 at the moment.

    install wordpress with a coming soon page

    use pretty link to cloak your links (it will let the cloaked link stay in the browser not sure if thats the free version or paid though)
     
  10. venom21

    venom21 Newbie

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    what this guy said
     
  11. Davidvinot

    Davidvinot Newbie

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    sorry maybe sedukit late reply, to hide your affiliate links there are 2. The first one we url domain forwarding domain via the control panel or create a php script via cpanel, the advantage of this method can be used in all kinds of domains and types of website but I think this way too difficult and complicated so we use the second way only. And the second using the plugin as well as enhance the affiliates to hide your affiliate links, this method is very easy and quick it only takes 5 minutes to mengistallnya in worpress, shortcomings can not be used on blogspot or joomla-based blog.
    if one does not it beg,,,
     
  12. shrnknet

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    you may want to check out shrnk_net (replace _ with .)
     
  13. SnowWar

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    Well, It is better to use linktrackr.com, for example. They give you 10 links to cloak and statistics for free. You name your link as you like, so that it looks like your_name.linktrackr.com/name_of_your_affiliation_link.
     
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  15. regme

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    get SE engines IPs from robtex, then i convert it to cidr and detect by such functions
    PHP:
    function net_match $network $ip ) {
        
    $ip_arr explode '/' $network );
        
    $network_long ip2long $ip_arr ]);
        
    $x ip2long $ip_arr ]);
        
    $mask long2ip $x ) == $ip_arr ] ? $x 0xffffffff << ( 32 $ip_arr ]);
        
    $ip_long ip2long $ip );
        return ( 
    $ip_long $mask ) == ( $network_long $mask );
        }


    function 
    IpDetect($REMOTE_ADDR,$folder) {
        
    $stop_ip explode("\n",file_get_contents('FILE WITH IP IN CIDR FORMAT divided by NEW LINE');
        foreach (
    $stop_ip as $ip) {
                if (
    net_match ($ip$REMOTE_ADDR)) return true;
                 }
        if ( 
    substr_count($REMOTE_ADDR,":") > && substr_count($ip,".") == 0) return true;// ipv6
        
    return false;
        }

    This functions will mark all IPv6 as bots. Also official ips of bots in CIDR format you can get PMed me.