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Will this work to hide an affiliate link?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Cel., Aug 26, 2016.

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  1. Cel.

    Cel. Newbie

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    So,

    I'm looking to earn some side income promoting affiliate links. In most cases, I'm NOT actually promoting my links on a website or eCommerce site. I am just advertising them where I know there will be a targeted group of people that will purchase the item. Will something like tiny url shorterner do the trick for disguising my aff. link and prevent being banned?
     
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    That depends on where you are marketing.
     
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    If the affiliate link is already flagged, shortening wont help you....
     
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    I was planning on marketing mainly in Yahoo Answers.

    For people who are looking for a specific product, I will leave a helpful "review" of the product, and give some insight as to why I recommend it, and leave a shortened aff. link in the source. I'm certain that if I kick out as many of these links as I can, that I will generate some sales. I'm just unsure of whether it is against the Amazon TOS or the Yahoo TOS.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I do not know about their TOS so I won't address that but I would do this; make a bunch of different shortened links if you are going that route so that YA does not ban your link but would have to ban a ton of them. That would help keep things alive for you should you go that route.

    Hopefully someone with TOS knowledge can address that aspect of your idea.
     
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    Okay -

    Thanks for your advice. Much appreciated
     
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    Could tiny url or goo.gl work to shorten the links ?
     
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    Sure, those are both good. There are a lot of shorteners out there that you can use that would work I am sure.

    I think the GSA guys even have a shortener/redirector tool that would make hundreds for you and I bet there are places online where you can find something like that for free.
     
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