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whats the best way to hide affiliate links

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by davidmann, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. davidmann

    davidmann Registered Member

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    when someone hovers over my link in pdf reports, instaed of getting the domain title I get a suspicious jumbled up url which has

    nothing to do with the actual domain. I believe this can easily put people off using this link, so does anyone know if there any other better way to hide this without the need of buying a domain to redirect to it
     
  2. gts6

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  3. davidmann

    davidmann Registered Member

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    thanks, that was useful
     
  4. flowth2k

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    good link man, ive just saw an affiliate cloaker website, for $97, which does the same thing
     
  5. crowrock

    crowrock Newbie

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    Use php..theres a ton of scripts and tutorials out there so i wont post one here.
     
  6. MontyzPython

    MontyzPython BANNED BANNED

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    Wow, I will have to try this.
     
  7. Ruck

    Ruck Guest

    Yea tons of ways,

    You can simply forward a domain.

    You can upload a txt file and rename it to a php extension, use this:

    <?php header("Location: http://AFFILIATELINKHERE"); ?>

    Just use the web address where you have that file.
     
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    If you don't want to, or know how to install a PHP Script, here is another - web based and will give you a cloaked link for your liking...


    Code:
    mackdalton.com/newcloak.php
    RTJ
     
  10. lowprofileman

    lowprofileman Newbie

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    You can use tinyurl.
     
  11. titalian

    titalian Junior Member

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    Tiny URL is just a link shortener and it looks like a bunch of jibberish though(not far from looking like an affiliate link)
     
  12. davidmann

    davidmann Registered Member

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    and if the site goes down or closes, then your link might not even work
     
  13. quicklearner

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    cloaking is the best way
     
  14. SammyBlackstar

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    Setup a wordpress blog with w.e. and get the plugin Prettylinks. It lets you create custom urls that redirect to your affiliate link.

    It's good because you can change the affiliate link down the line. I use it for recommending a stock trading affiliate.
     
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    bymarcot Newbie

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    Great, giving advice on 3 years old thread :)
     
  16. illusion84

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    at least people do not have to open new threads for asking the same questions...
     
  17. jjsteel

    jjsteel Newbie

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    A simple php redirect is the best