videomike - 4:24 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: bill at 9:05 am (utc) on Jun 10, 2010]
Cloaking is something different.
Link cloaking for example means that if you are given an affiliate link from a vendor that looks like http://vendorsite.example.com/affiliate.php?aff=123456
Then this not only looks ugly but it often leads to other people stealing your commissions by just replacing affiliate IDs with their own before buying.
Cloaking now means that your create a redirect on your own site so that buyers don't see your aff link directly (eg. http://yourownsite.example.com/recommends/product )
There are software programs that can help you doing this .
This can very often increase the conversion rate, but not in the same degree as AB Testing does.
Testing is essential ;-)
[edited by: incrediBILL at 3:11 am (utc) on Jun 10, 2010]
[edit reason] Only use EXAMPLE.COM for sample domain names [/edit]
[edited by: bill at 9:05 am (utc) on Jun 10, 2010]