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Cloaking Affiliate Banners/Images from status bar
Cloaking affiliate banners and images

 3:57 am on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)


I was wondering if anyone knew how to cloak affiliate banners/Images, so that the affiliate link wont show up in the status bar when someone hovers the cursor over the banner/Image?

I know how to cloak plain text links, it's just the banners that I am having trouble with.

I appreciate anyones help





 6:39 pm on Dec 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi Bret; welcome to WebmasterWorld :)

Have you tried a JavaScript OnMouseOver/OnMouseOut event handler? Or are you looking for a commercial application to handle this for you?


 12:21 am on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the welcome volatilegx, and the response to my question.

I haven't tried anything yet because I have no idea how to stop my affiliate links appearing in the status bar when someone hovers thier cursor over a banner.

So how does a JavaScript OnMouseOver/OnMouseOut event handler work? I am willing to try anything.

For just normal text links, I use the service available on addme.com

That service cloaks my text links just fine. Actually I believe that service does output html code similar to what you mentioned to do with OnMouseOver etc.

I appreciate your help.



[edited by: volatilegx at 6:37 pm (utc) on Dec. 19, 2006]
[edit reason] removed URL [/edit]


 6:40 pm on Dec 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, it's been awhile since I've done anything like this but here's an example of a JavaScript onMouseOver/onMouseOut event handler:

<a href="whatever.htm" onMouseOver="window.status='some text or maybe a URL here';return true;" onMouseOut="window.status='';return true;"><img src="some_graphic.gif"></a>


 3:05 am on Dec 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

I appreciate your help volatilegx, that piece of code is exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks heaps


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