How to build an affiliate Site?

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Hi Guys,
on top you can find a website which I was taking a look recently.
As far as I can see those guys are taking the courses from Udemy, Coursera, etc embed it in their website and get affiliate commission for it.

My question: How is it possible to take the whole Coursera, Udemy content and paste it to your website (of course in a legal way)?
Are they using some kind of scraping tool? If yes which one?

Would be interesting to hear your expert thoughts on that
#affiliate #build #site
  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I didn't spend a lot of time on their site but the few Udemy courses I checked pointed directly back to Udemy and are available for free right now. I didn't see anything embedded on the site you posted.

    Most online training sites offer lots of free teaser courses. Looks like these guys simply point to them.
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    • Profile picture of the author TomFerencz
      But how would they make money if they would not get an affiliate share?
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      • Profile picture of the author brentb
        I think they are using affiliate links. They hide it well using very advanced techniques. Just a guess from quick check of what they are doing.
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        • Profile picture of the author TomFerencz
          Yes, I am thinking the same. And that brings me back to my initial question:

          My question: How is it possible to take the whole Coursera, Udemy content and paste it to your website (of course in a legal way)?
          Are they using some kind of scraping tool? If yes which one?

          And an additional question: how do they hide the affiliate links?
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          • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
            Originally Posted by TomFerencz View Post

            Yes, I am thinking the same. And that brings me back to my initial question:

            My question: How is it possible to take the whole Coursera, Udemy content and paste it to your website (of course in a legal way)?
            Are they using some kind of scraping tool? If yes which one?

            And an additional question: how do they hide the affiliate links?
            Nowhere on that site are they offering pirated courses. Everything is hosted on the parent sites. And yes, if you look in your browser it's easy to see the affiliate link just before you land on the parent site. This is an excellent setup. I don't know how long the affiliate cookies last but I'd guess this site is doing very well with this arrangement as they point you to free courses. Many will browse the parent sites and sign up for other stuff. This is a great model to copy.
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  • Profile picture of the author jameslopez
    Internet promotion is a really well-known way to generate income online.
    Essentially, affiliate promotion means advertising items and services for other organizations. When people buy what you are advertising, you get a percentage. It's as simple as that.Getting into affiliate promotion is affordable and quite uncomplicated, but it's incorrect to see it as a "get wealthy quick" plan. Your affiliate website(s) will need plenty of visitors, and several of your guests will need to actually buy the items you are advertising before you see much come back.
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    • Profile picture of the author TomFerencz
      that s true - but how does it answer the question?
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