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Would this cloaking method work?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by GVDon, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. GVDon

    GVDon BANNED BANNED

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    Ok so here is the idea I had to stop networks asking questions. It might work, it might not. It may already be a used method. But thought I'd get some advice/tips on it before I try it.

    The brief idea is to register a domain. Something like 'cbrtacking.com' and make it look like all your traffic is coming from 'cbrtracking.com/trackingid/32532532532523523'

    So when the network looks at the referrer they see it as a tracking ID. When they go to 'cbrtracking.com' you set up a "Currently in BETA mode. To apply contact us here ... etc". So it looks like a BETA version of a new tracking system.

    Now, lets say I am promoting an offer on CJ and the URL is workfromhome.com/?s=34324&a=34324 ... I want to cloak it. I'd set up a database with all my links and each would have unique hash (maybe an MD5 from the timestamp).

    On my BH site I put the cbrtracking.com/trackingid/32bitmd5hash links. When the user clicks it performs a cURL request to the affiliate link.

    Sort of like the way a URL shortner works, but you're in full control if it and the referrer is not preserved.

    Does it sound like something worth doing?
     
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  2. locknload007

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    The idea seems sound. I think a slight problem would be they may think you are an CPA Affiliate and you are getting others to do the work, you are filtering them through your site and back to them. Not like a lot of affiliates are not doing this already.
     
  3. GVDon

    GVDon BANNED BANNED

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    Yeah I see what you mean.

    I suppose you could set up a working URL shortner so the network sees the traffic coming from the shortner URL. That way you can 100% make sure the referrer is coming from the shortner and not the BH site. I know a lot of URL shortners preserve the original referrer.