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Unread 15th Jul 2009, 06:37 AM   #1
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Hi pips members,
Members are complaining of not making money, may be some "clever people" are stealing our commissions. How do we protect our affiliate IDs? Does any one know of a free cloaking soft- ware that I could use?

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Hi Charles

I cloak my links using the redirect method in my Host4Profit account and this hides the affiliate link:

You can see I do it here: http://www.cyns-home-biz.com/SFI.html which does not show an affiliate link, but points to my affiliate link and takes people to my SFI signup page. I do the same for all my affiliate links and for some clickbank products.

You need to do it in your Host4profit ePanel

The html you need to add into the file you create goes like this:

Example only!

Step1: In the File Manager scroll down to the bottom and in "create file" in this example I call it SFI.html
Step 2: When that opens to a blank file you put in the following html

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<TITLE>SFI</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<FRAMESET rows="100%" border=0 frameborder=0 framespacing=0>
<FRAME name=top src="http://www.moreinfo247.com/XXXXXX/free" noresize>
</FRAMESET>
</HTML>

Step 3 Save File. Test File by placing the new link in your browser to ensure it works.

Ps Where the XXXXXX is place your SFI affiliate ID# and you now have a link like http://www.YourWebsiteName.com/SFI.html

You can use the same html code to make any pages just replace the http address to whatever affiliate link you want.

By using your own domain url's you links also look professional.

I hope this helps

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Originally Posted by Cynthia Minnaar View Post

Hi Charles


The html you need to add into the file you create goes like this:

Example only!

Step1: In the File Manager scroll down to the bottom and in "create file" in this example I call it SFI.html
Step 2: When that opens to a blank file you put in the following html

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">
<TITLE>SFI</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<FRAMESET rows="100%" border=0 frameborder=0 framespacing=0>
<FRAME name=top src="http://www.moreinfo247.com/XXXXXX/free" noresize>
</FRAMESET>
</HTML>

Step 3 Save File. Test File by placing the new link in your browser to ensure it works.

Ps Where the XXXXXX is place your SFI affiliate ID# and you now have a link like http://www.YourWebsiteName.com/SFI.html

You can use the same html code to make any pages just replace the http address to whatever affiliate link you want.

By using your own domain url's you links also look professional.

I hope this helps

Cheers for now
Cyn


Hi Cynthia
thanks alot for you
you explained how to cloak affiliate link very good in a simple steps.

thanks
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Hi Charles,

The only commissions I see that might be at risk are Clickbank commissions. Even then, Clickbank integrated a new encryption for all hoplinks, which should help to some degree. With that said, I still think it's beneficial to cloak your links, at least the major ones. Follow Cyn's directions to do this. Or, you can use the Web Army Knife which has a very useful Affiliate Link Cloaker tool, which is what I use.

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Hi,

Cyn gave a perfect example....

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Yes be sure to cloak your affiliate links. I think it looks more professional too.

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For newer members who joined since May 2008, all the links on your sites are already cloaked by your PIPS ID.

The only reason to cloak your links would be if you are advertising your affiliate programs separately (like in a blog or article), or if you have added programs to your site that are not part of the PIPS core program (on the sales page) such as Clickbank...

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Hi Cynthia and everyone who has contributed,

Thank you for the great help. This is excellent... well explained! I 'll start working on click bank ID's

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Hello:

I appreciate all of the discussion and insight and especially Cyn's instructions.

I haven't tried the method explained by Cyn. I use third-party software to cloak my links, but I do it for an additional reason: to track traffic.

Does Cyn's method allow you to track traffic?

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Originally Posted by GT View Post

Hello:

I appreciate all of the discussion and insight and especially Cyn's instructions.

I haven't tried the method explained by Cyn. I use third-party software to cloak my links, but I do it for an additional reason: to track traffic.

Does Cyn's method allow you to track traffic?

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I use the redirect method on my site, if you can track traffic by pages viewed, then I believe you can track the redirect links (correct me if I'm wrong).

For all other applications where I would post a link (basically if I haven't created a redirect for it yet) I also use a third party.

I like the redirect method better, looks more professional. From personal experience, viewers like a connection to your website better than a blatant affiliate link.

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Hi GT

Yes, you can track your traffic - I just add my StatCounter code immediately between </FRAMESET> and </html>

Cheers for now
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Hello:

I appreciate all of the discussion and insight and especially Cyn's instructions.

I haven't tried the method explained by Cyn. I use third-party software to cloak my links, but I do it for an additional reason: to track traffic.

Does Cyn's method allow you to track traffic?

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