You Are Losing Money Because Of This...The Site Is Down Again....

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Hi for all of those who use budurl have you noticed that is down too often...?
What alternatives do you suggest?
#losing #money #site #thisthe
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by secrets2010 View Post

    Hi for all of those who use budurl have you noticed that is down too often...?
    What alternatives do you suggest?
    I suggest not allowing your business to be dependent on the continued availability, reliability, existence and terms of service of an unnecessary third-party url-shortening service.

    Look at all the Warriors who had a major panic during last year when Tinyurl suddenly went into bankruptcy and all their links disappeared overnight. Learn from their experience.

    To someone building their own business, it makes absolutely no sense at all to put yourself in any of these positions, when there are far more reliable, sensible alternatives available which will leave you in control, in stead of someone else, if anything goes wrong.

    If I want to conceal affiliate-links, or anything of this kind, I simply use a $1 .info domain-name and forward it from the registrar. That way I'm in control and if I ever need to change all my links, I'll be able to.
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    • Profile picture of the author secrets2010
      Thanks, most people use budurl to track the traffic...what alternatives would you suggest to track
      the traffic?
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    • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I suggest not allowing your business to be dependent on the continued availability, reliability, existence and terms of service of an unnecessary third-party url-shortening service.
      Very very well said, that is the exact answer that this thread needed, thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author ShadowCaster
    How about using free domains like .TK ( dot.tk )
    or cheap ones like co.cc ?
    co.cc for 10$ gives 100 domains & they also have some pretty neat traffic tracking statistics..
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  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    A folder in the root called 'Recommends' is popular. then filled with folders of each affiliate link (with the product name as the folder name), the index file in each being a 301 redirect to the sales page of that product including your hop/affiliate link in the URL. For smaller URLs use smaller named folders.

    Not as fast as a plug-in, but takes under 30 seconds to do once you've done a couple.

    A link would look like: http(://)your-site(dot)com/recommends/this-product/

    You can buy a 3-4 letter domain to use as well:
    http:??xxxx.co/a/aj as an example...


    I should add, instead of using the product name for longer redirects, you use 'this-acne-solution' or 'this-whatever', then if you find a better product or want to change products for any reason, changing the redirect file (10 seconds) will change the target of every link, no matter where you used it. (E-books, videos, the blog, etc)

    <?php
    header( "HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently" );
    header('Location: http:??yourvendorssalespage.com/affiliate-id?');
    ?>

    is the code, just change to your final target URL
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