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Why I couldn't see the nickname at the end of the address bar of my competitor?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by epilot, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. epilot

    epilot Senior Member

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    Hi guys.I am promoting CB products (I am an affiliate). Today I went to another affiliate website which promotes exactly what I am promoting.When I clicked the product link via that website, the exact url address of the vendor came up in the address bar but without the affiliate nickname at the end. My hotlink for that product shows my nickname. so how is it possible? I am sure that the vendor of that product did not use a script to cloak the nickname for his affiliates. The link was exactly the domain of the vendor, so it means that The affiliate guy did not use another domain and iframe system.Can you experts please tell me how it is possible and how can I do it as well?Thanks you.
     
  2. NameHere

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    Is it possible you landed on the vendors own page? Did you go to checkout to see if an affiliate name showed up under affil id?
     
  3. epilot

    epilot Senior Member

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    I am not sure buddy, But I guess it is not possible. We need an expert to explain us....Of course I went to the sale page and the affiliate name was there at the bottom of the page.
     
  4. I-marketer

    I-marketer Regular Member

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    Some vendors allow you to generate an affiliate link without your ID visible.
    So the person doesn't see ?hop=xyz at the end of URL when he clicks it.

    Or the second option as already mentioned by "NameHere".
     
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  5. epilot

    epilot Senior Member

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    Thanks,
    How the vendors do that? Do they use any script? I asked my vendor a while ago and he said to me that he does not use any script or anything else to let his affiliates to cloak their nickname...

    About the "second option" how it is done? How to land on the vendors own page?!
     
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  6. NameHere

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    vendors own page is just the landing page but without affiliate info so they get the sale. If you are promoting the same product, send the vendor a message and ask how you can do what that person is doing.
     
  7. epilot

    epilot Senior Member

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    Before doing that, I would like to be sure that it is something on the part of the vendor, Because he said that uet he does not use such a script...
     
  8. mancar487

    mancar487 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If it's not from the vendor's side, then he's doing forwarding with masking.

    Mancar
     
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  9. epilot

    epilot Senior Member

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    Thanks Mancar, But How he can do Forwarding and masking when the EXACT url of the vendor was appeared in my address bar when I clicked on his affiliate link?!
     
  10. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Here's a couple tutorials I found that might help explain how to do it. They are doing it by using redirects. The code given in the first tutorial is using a 301, although it's recommended in the second video to use a 302 instead. Either way will probably work but the 302 0r 307 is probably a bit stealthier.

    Adding php snippet directly to home page code
    - How to cloak clcikbank id:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDUkekUD2eE

    Using plugin to do the same thing if you use wordpress.
    - How to cloak our affiliate links Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r30APfEsfXI
    - Cloak an affiliate link Part 2
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuWITUWJBBc

    If you have trouble following either of those then search youtube for "how to cloak affiliate links".
    You'll find tons more. :ranger:



    :pcguru:
     
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  11. epilot

    epilot Senior Member

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    Thanks for the links and for the explanation.I know how to mask/cliack, iframe I hope link, But the link which appeared in my address bar was the vendor's URL, so It differs with when you buy a domain and cloak or iframe your hop link, when you buy i domain and iframe it, then what the visitor can see in his/her address bar is the affiliate domain name, not the vendor domain name.
     
  12. ChanzGrande

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    I feel you are making this into something it is not. This is a simple javascript exploit that tells the address bar to display one address while the page is actually being iframed - most often directly on the AFFILIATES site. So the address bar displays the REGULAR offer link, but the actual page itself is the iframed affiliate landing page, and it has the hoplink details so that the affiliate DOES get credit for the sale, and yes it likely also uses a 301 redirect somewhere in the process.

    Search tools are great for this kind of thing. Perhaps google "make a different url appear in address bar."

    Here's a link I discovered using the amazing power of Google:

    http://www.willmaster.com/library/web-development/URL-masking.php

    Don't make this into something exciting, impressive, difficult, or exceptionally effective - turns out it's actually none of those things!
     
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