clickbank affiliate link

by gotdmw
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im sure this has been covered, but i could not find it when searching

i notice some affiliates sites where there hoplinks are displayed, they have the vendors direct url with the clickbank id, mine is just a bunch clickbank jibberish

How do i change this?
#affiliate #clickbank #link
  • Profile picture of the author TeoAdiputra
    Those are the old clickbank links which will still credit you. The newer ones are jibberish because of their new system.

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  • Profile picture of the author steveniam
    Those are old affiliate links. For the latest links they do look like gibberish

    Originally Posted by gotdmw View Post

    im sure this has been covered, but i could not find it when searching

    i notice some affiliates sites where there hoplinks are displayed, they have the vendors direct url with the clickbank id, mine is just a bunch clickbank jibberish

    How do i change this?
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
    the 'gibberish' links are the ones you want.. they're encoded to help reduce affiliate commission theft. Your prospect should never see the link itself though - you need to be 'cloaking' them with a redirect, etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author kendrickyi
    I notice that your aff ID is still shown.

    For example you create a hoplink for www.someproduct.com,
    You get abcd1234xyz.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=trackingID

    when you visit this website, the url will change to something like
    www.someproduct.com

    so visitors can still guess that you are an affiliate, and they might purposely remove the ?hop=myusername at the back.
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    • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
      Originally Posted by kendrickyi View Post

      I notice that your aff ID is still shown.

      For example you create a hoplink for www.someproduct.com,
      You get abcd1234xyz.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=trackingID

      when you visit this website, the url will change to something like
      www.someproduct.com

      so visitors can still guess that you are an affiliate, and they might purposely remove the ?hop=myusername at the back.
      it does not matter if they remove it.. the cookie has already been set. They would need to log in to clickbank and generate their own hoplink in order to overwrite your cookie.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
        Originally Posted by jasonl70 View Post

        it does not matter if they remove it.. the cookie has already been set. They would need to log in to clickbank and generate their own hoplink in order to overwrite your cookie.
        Or just clear clickbank cookies?
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        • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
          Originally Posted by Sumit_Menon View Post

          Or just clear clickbank cookies?
          I think the real problem is with people replacing your cb id with their own - not people who just grudgingly try to cut you out of the commission. Granted, it's still pretty easy replace those id's..

          I also like to be able to hide my network of sites from people who use tools like "affiliate elite" to try to reverse engineer my business - those tools spider sites looking for cb id's.
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          • Profile picture of the author gotdmw
            how do i go about cloaking my url?
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            • Profile picture of the author kendrickyi
              Originally Posted by gotdmw View Post

              how do i go about cloaking my url?
              tinyurl, bit.ly.
              Or you could put javascript on a webpage that redirects visitors to the merchant's website, like this:

              <SCRIPT language="JavaScript">
              <!--
              window.location="http://...";
              //-->
              </SCRIPT>

              There is a php redirect code too, and from what I've heard, it is better than javascript, but I'm not too sure about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author gotdmw
    su.pr or bit.ly??
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  • Profile picture of the author gotdmw
    what if your clickbank ID does not show up in the domain after they click on the hoplink, do u still get credit if they buy?

    cause for some publishers my id shows up like domain.com/hop:id
    then some it doesnt show up like that,

    i have been cloaking my hoplink with bit.ly
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  • Profile picture of the author gotdmw
    does it store in the cookies? if so how long? im know these are noob questions, but i cant find anything about them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fredsy
    All i do is cut the clickbank hoplink, get a domain (i use godaddy) paste the hoplink in the domain and enable forwarding. aeems to work ok.
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