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Affiliate Link Cloaking How? myrrh msg:545205 10:25 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0) There are several threads here mentioning aff link cloaking but none that I could find that tells me how.
Just to make sure I'm talking about the right thing, I want to prevent aff hijacking by people viewing the source code.
Could someone point me to a source that tells how or recommend software that does this?
JoshInTX msg:545206 5:42 pm on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)
header( "Location: YourAffiliateLinkWithHTTPHere"); ?>
That is if you are using php of course. same thing applies for asp, make the affiliate links go to www.yourdomain.com/sendtoxyz.asp and then your page sendtoxyz.asp would simply be:
Response.redirect("YourAffiliateLinkWithHTTPHere") %> arran msg:545207 10:16 am on Mar 26, 2006 (gmt 0)
Remember to disallow sendtoxyz.php (or sendtoxyz.asp) in robots.txt
Shawn Collins msg:545208 1:01 pm on Mar 28, 2006 (gmt 0)
I like .htaccess redirects, as I can easily manage all of my redirects for a site in one file.
Search for ".htaccess redirect" and there will be sites that explain how to set it up.
flobaby msg:545209 2:57 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)
Clicktracker from Focalmedia works great. It's a free cgi program and uses a MySql database.