how can i cloak my clickbank affiliate link?

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hello my friends,
i want to know how can i cloak my clickbank affiliate link without having my own site to do so, is there any sites or programs can cloak the link ?
#internet marketing #affiliate #clickbank #cloak #link
  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    You can use any of the URL shorteners like bit.ly, goo.gl, tinyurl.com etc, but you really should use your own site because you ultimately have no control over what the URL shorting services will do to your links (including deleting them)
    • Profile picture of the author Donimo
      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      You can use any of the URL shorteners like bit.ly, goo.gl, tinyurl.com etc, but you really should use your own site because you ultimately have no control over what the URL shorting services will do to your links (including deleting them)
      Most URL shortners block affiliate links.

      I suggest if you are using Wordpress use Pretty Link Lite to cloak your affiliate links!
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
    Originally Posted by fallenlight View Post

    i want to know how can i cloak my clickbank affiliate link without having my own site to do so
    With apologies for the dispiriting tone, if you don't have your own site (not even a one-page blog, not even a squeeze page) to do so, it isn't going to make a whole lot of difference how you do it, because the prospects for any ClickBank sales are minimal anyway. This post explains why: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7110523

    But, to answer your question, a good way to do it is by using a registrars' redirect from a .info domain-name (no hosting or site needed - cost about $3/$4).

    Don't use an unnecessary third-party url-shortener/cloaker like bit.ly, tinyurl or whatever: that's all downside and risk, and no benefit. (There are 30+ threads here explaining why).
  • Profile picture of the author fallenlight
    i just have a free blogger blog and i have no money to buy a domain and there is not any way to make link cloak with the blogger blog
    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
      Originally Posted by fallenlight View Post

      i just have a free blogger blog
      Yes ... this is why you have the problem.

      Free hosting for a little site is easy (000WebHost.com, or Byethost.com, or Freehostia.com). It's going to be very difficult to make any ClickBank sales without one, for the reasons given in the thread linked to above. ClickBank probably isn't the right opportunity for you, with a free Blogger blog, which may, in any case, be short-lived, if you have a ClickBank link on it. Is there some way you can find the $3/$4 to register a domain? It would solve your starting problems.
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Get your own website and redirect a blank page on your site to the affiliate offer.
  • Profile picture of the author Stoudenmire
    You can use,
    bit.ly, tinyurl etc etc
  • Profile picture of the author Rodney Gold
    Use your own cloaking software on your own domain. It works a lot better plus you have full control of your links.
    • Profile picture of the author hgustavs
      Thanks for this advice! Do you have any examples of such software? I would appreciate it!
  • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
    Originally Posted by fallenlight View Post

    hello my friends,
    i want to know how can i cloak my clickbank affiliate link without having my own site to do so, is there any sites or programs can cloak the link ?
    Without having a website?
    Follow these 3 simple steps.
    1. Register a blog on blogger.com
    2. Create a blank page in blogger (see screenshot)
    3. Copy the below code into page html (see screenshot)
    HTML Code:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 TRANSITIONAL//EN">
    <HTML>
    <HEAD>
    <TITLE>Please wait while we redirect you ...</TITLE>
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" CONTENT="0;URL=http://www.google.com"></HEAD>
    <BODY>
    Please wait while we redirect you ... 
    <BR><BR>
    Click <A HREF="http://www.google.com">here</A> if your browser does not automatically redirect you in a second ...
    </BODY>
    </HTML>
    NOTE: Replace www.google.com with you aff. links
    Create as many as you want pages for your affiliate links.
    1 page = 1 redirect
    • Profile picture of the author HollieHawley
      Thanks, Programmer.

      I don't know if the OP ever got a helpful answer, but your solution worked for me. I do have a website and tried a couple of pieces of advice for cloaking affiliate links but couldn't make anything work. I created a new page on my website, used your code, and was able to get it to work. Thanks again!
  • Profile picture of the author biggenius
    What type of cloaking do you need? More details needed.
  • Profile picture of the author fallenlight
    i need a cloak type that make the visitors when clicking on my link do not see that its a hop link or an affiliate link
  • Profile picture of the author biggenius
    What type of cloaking? Reviewer or SE cloaking?
  • Profile picture of the author Tyler S
    Use this plugin. It free and its what use to cloak my affiliate links.

    WordPress › Pretty Link Lite « WordPress Plugins
  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    There is one famous way to do this.

    Just go to:

    TinyURL.com - shorten that long URL into a tiny URL

    If I were you, I would get my own website and make sure to grab people's name and email for effective follow up.
  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    You can use free online link cloakers to do this, one is bit.ly or tiny.url. If you are using a WP blog, there's a WP plugin that can automatically cloak your links as you post them online.
    • Profile picture of the author japaneseinked
      Originally Posted by YasirYar View Post

      You can use free online link cloakers to do this, one is bit.ly or tiny.url. If you are using a WP blog, there's a WP plugin that can automatically cloak your links as you post them online.
      for bit.ly or tiny.url - I heard that affiliate links are removed. Can you confirm whether or not it does?

      Originally Posted by shireen View Post

      I always use "redirect" to hide my affiliate links :-)
      When you say "redirect" you mean a 3rd party cloaker or one your hosting company provides?

      Originally Posted by biggenius View Post

      What type of cloaking? Reviewer or SE cloaking?
      Pardon my newbie knowledge of link cloaking but what's the difference between Reviewer and SE? What does SE stand for?
  • Profile picture of the author fallenlight
    is there any free wordpress plugin can hide my affiliate link from the visitors ???
  • Profile picture of the author Romeo Caporaso
    Add Twinbox an addin to your outlook that allows you to tweet from outlook. Then add your clickbank link there and hit the shrink url button and it will do for you. Copy and paste it to wherever you need it. Send the tweet if you want also.

    you can download free here
    TwInbox - Use Twitter directly from Outlook.
  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    I use tinyurl.com for almost everyone of my affiliate links, its not hard at all, copy and paste your offer link and paste it and then tinyurl will do the rest.
    • Profile picture of the author fallenlight
      Originally Posted by mrelk159 View Post

      I use tinyurl.com for almost everyone of my affiliate links, its not hard at all, copy and paste your offer link and paste it and then tinyurl will do the rest.
      but tinyurl,com will just shrink the link but will not hide the affiliate link and the hop id and that will make the visitors know that the link is an affiliate link
  • Profile picture of the author Joshster
    Question, do Clickbank object to doing a passthrough (I'm using plugin Redirection) to an affiliate link?

    This is an iFrame I presume.
    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
      Originally Posted by Joshster View Post

      Question, do Clickbank object to doing a passthrough (I'm using plugin Redirection) to an affiliate link?

      This is an iFrame I presume.
      It depends what you mean by "object".

      Here's what they say ...

      To ensure proper tracking of your HopLink referrals, your HopLink needs to open into the top level of a new or existing window. For most affiliates, this is not a problem. However, some affiliates attempt to hide their HopLinks by having them open into other types of sub-window objects, such as frames, iframes, layers, applets, or images. These types of HopLinks are considered invalid, and can result in lost affiliate referral credit, incorrect display of your website, or, in the case of abuse of the HopLink system, could result in account termination without notice.
      Source: All About HopLink
  • Profile picture of the author fallenlight
    does any one know any free wp plugin can cloak my clickbank affiliate links???
  • Profile picture of the author Azu Ifeachor
    You can use Bit.ly or Google URL shortener to cloak your link. I believe clickbank actually encrypts the hop link once you click generate anyway.

    However, you really want to personalise your links, then Easy Redirect Script by Rapid Crush is excellent.

    Hope that helps.
    Regards,
    Azu.
  • Profile picture of the author MikeyLightning
    I'd recommend tinyurl.com, they will know that it is an affiliate link after the redirect of course though, if they still shield the link at all.

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