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Affiliate Links

PHP vs. Actual

12:08 am on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am creating a website, and I advertise Adsense and clickbank affiliate programs. For the affiliate programs, all I do is simply use the text and my affiliate link. Although, instead of having the text link to my affiliate program (http://#*$!x.vendor.hop.clickbank.net) I have it link to a php file (http://www.mysite.com/link/xxxx.php). The php file contains:

header("Location: [xxxx.vendor.hop.clickbank.net...]
<head><title>Product title</title></head>

Is this a good idea or sohuld I just link directly to the site?


1:08 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If the link works properly, i.e. points to the right page of merchant's site and tracking works as well, then it should be fine. You can check html-source of the page with the link loaded after php job is done. If the link has been generated according to merchant requirements, it means everything is Ok.