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Hiding many affiliate links to look like site url - best way?

   
5:51 pm on Jan 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have a company I am working with that I need to send many links to for sales. Is there any advantage SEO or otherwise to put redirects on the links so they look like they originate with my site?

Of course I think it may look more professional to the user to have them look native as well.

7:05 pm on Jan 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Use a redirect script. That way you can track the clicks and have a local link. This forum (webmasterworld) uses a redirect script for all external links.
8:04 pm on Jan 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I would love to get some recommendations for one. Any ideas?
3:37 pm on Jan 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It depends on what technology you are using for your site. For instance if you are using Perl...


#!/usr/bin/perl

use strict;
use warnings;

my $URL = "http://www.example.com/";

print "Location: $URL\n\n";

You would simply pass in the url as a parameter to this script, and use it in for the redirection.

 

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