RhinoFish - 2:56 pm on Jul 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
for comm stealing, look into afsrc=1
yes, there's probably a very small gain in CTR - question is, what other things are affected, like seo, aff managers trust is seeing meaningful referral urls, and more. many affs claim "hiding" is a good idea, especially to make it harder for people who copy your ideas, to find all of your sites. i'm not personally famous enough to worry about that issue. but, if you build a site of any size, link maintenance can be made much easier if controlled by a database where rewriting would be common. i think "hiding" is the wrong word for it in my experience, but as i said, i know some important affs who would consider it an absolute must, but that's not the case for me. imo, your time is better spent on improving your site in many other ways than this topic.