How to hide affiliate link?

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Need free tool to redirect from my website -> some URL (not in my website) -> Destination URL
So affiliate networks can't see my website.
#affiliate #cpa #hide #link #redirect #url
  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    Well, you could just buy a domain name for the sole purpose of redirecting traffic to the sales page. It would be much better than relying on third-party services such as bit.ly, but what I don't understand is why do you want to hide from affiliate networks?
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    • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
      Originally Posted by Lucian Lada View Post

      Well, you could just buy a domain name for the sole purpose of redirecting traffic to the sales page. It would be much better than relying on third-party services such as bit.ly, but what I don't understand is why do you want to hide from affiliate networks?
      Following up on what Lucian said 0jackiehon1, if you have your own domain name, i have an easy script that will allow you to redirect to any link (affiliate link included), and it takes less than 3 minutes. Send me a PM and i'll send it to you for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ray Erdmann
    I concur w/what Lucina Lada said...

    I've done it and it's quick and simple...as well as ensuring you do get the affiliate commission(s).
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  • Profile picture of the author nwik
    The easiest way to do it is to use meta refresh

    I prefer redirecting whole domains because you only need to brand the domain and you get a steady stream of traffic.

    Think about that for a second.

    No links to build.

    No need to get accused of spamming.

    Awesome, right?

    Don't have a lot of domains? No problem.

    Use one domain but create subdirectories that refresh to different affiliate products.
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    • Profile picture of the author 0jackiehon1
      Guys, I know how to redirect using html. But I don't wanna buy another domain, that's why I'm asking for a free tool. With Bit.ly you need to subscribe or buy their package in order to use the "redirect" option.
      Let's just say I'm looking for something like bit.ly WITH redirect option and FREE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Unregistered
    Do mean link cloaking? Pretty Link is a free software that allows you to cloak
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  • Profile picture of the author Eagle07
    Originally Posted by 0jackiehon1 View Post

    Need free tool to redirect from my website -> some URL (not in my website) -> Destination URL
    So affiliate networks can't see my website.
    Why do you have to hide from affiliate networks? Are you planning to use black hat? That cannot be sustainable and it can hurt your business bad enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author SadaAlnsyan
    I need the same thing , please some one explain it with details
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Here's a simple way.

    Create a php file on your domain that contains:

    <?php
    $URL="YourAffiliateLink";
    header ("Location: $URL");
    ?>


    ie, let's say your affiliate link is

    http://warriorforum.com/?id=lingstar

    (note - the above is NOT any sort of affiliate link.... but will serve the purpose).

    So! If I wanted to direct traffic there via my own domain, barbaraling.com, I could create this file:

    http://barbaraling.com/learnmore/wf.php

    (I always create a subdirectory for my redirects - in this case, it's "learnmore")

    And that file, wf.php, contains:
    <?php
    $URL="http://warriorforum.com/?id=lingstar";
    header ("Location: $URL");
    ?>
    Click on:

    http://barbaraling.com/learnmore/wf.php

    and then look at the Address Bar in your Browser - it will be:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/?id=lingstar

    And if by chance you're looking for WP solutions:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-wizard-cloak/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/email-javascript-cloaker/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-affiliate-links/

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    If you are using WordPress than there are plenty of link cloaking plugins available to hide affiliate links. Some of them are pretty links, Thirsty affiliate etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dawn Cansdale
    The easy way if you have wordpress is to install a plugin. Go to plugins add new, search for "link cloaking" install it and activate. It is what I use and is very easy. You must search "link cloaking" and not "link cloaker" as it wont work otherwise. Chris Farrell does a video on Youtube about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tedel
    I agree with barbling, not to mention it is extremely easy to implement.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheGMa
      Oookay. I'm a bit confused here.

      For one, I never leave url's out in the open. I use text.
      For example:
      -----------------------------------------------------
      It's been more than 6 months since I visited Disneyland. BIG MISTAKE! With all the outrageously wonderful new areas they've built, I've missed out on some major FUN!

      But hey! I'm headed over there this weekend to wallow in Disney joy because I found a terrific discount coupon that works for families, too. Click on over to The Cheapest Disneyland Tickets Ever and maybe we'll run into each other in New Orleans Square!
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      Is that what you are all talking about? You don't need anything special to do that, which is why I'm confused. Also, I don't use sub-domains, though since Barbara does there must be a good reason, or other domains; I simply link to either the affiliate item or to another page on my site, like a sales letter or advertorial or whatever.

      As a matter of fact, the new site I'm building does that a lot.

      - Annie
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  • Profile picture of the author mediamarket
    You could buy a domain and do a redirect or you could use prettylink if you are on wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author morning83
    Sound cool
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