Need a quick link cloaker?

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One of the ways of increasing your affiliate income is to ensure your links don't scream:

IM AN AFFILIATE WOOHOOO!

ie, something obviously not a direct link.

I've heard that URL shorteners can carry penalties....

So what I do instead is use

YOURLS: Your Own URL Shortener

(its free and open source!) You can install it on your own domain or even in a subfolder.

That way, I can use my own domain to create redirects.

'course, if you want a bunch of free ones, consider those listed at

URL Shortening Services, The Ultimate List - Hongkiat

WP users can consider:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-link-cloaker/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-cloaker/

https://wordpress.org/plugins/affiliate-power/

Enjoy!
#cloaker #link #quick
  • Profile picture of the author luketr
    Fantastic find. Thanks babrling!
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    You can also do a php or .htaccess redirect...
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    • Profile picture of the author candice8899
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      You can also do a php or .htaccess redirect...
      Really ? i must try that

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    • Profile picture of the author WebMarketingTool
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      You can also do a php or .htaccess redirect...
      I prefer the .htaccess method. It's very easy. Just upload a file titled .htaccess to the main web folder. Then inside the file use code like the 3 lines below just swapping out shorturl with the short url you want to create and real-location.php the path to the real location:

      RewriteEngine on
      RedirectMatch 301 /shorturl1 /real-location1.php
      RedirectMatch 301 /shorturl2 /real-location2.php
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      You can also do a php or .htaccess redirect...
      this is probalby the best way for server response and quite load time too.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    I like pretty links. It controls my link no matter where it is and the tracking is good.

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  • Profile picture of the author Reddevil007
    Barb another great share.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    if you're promoting something on payspree you CANNOT redirect your link from a domain. You have to use a link shortener. This is because a redirect will not allow the payspree payment page to come up in a frame. So if you use text ads, or page exchanges, list builders you'll have a problem with a redirect.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mairaj
    Well i am using Pretty Link Light which is indeed an amazing solution to control affiliate links. It is a free WP plugin and very easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Colin
    I use Htaccess redirect, it's one of the cleanest method i believe.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kelly Enke
      Originally Posted by James Colin View Post

      I use Htaccess redirect, it's one of the cleanest method i believe.
      Are you talking about 301 or 302 redirect ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brundage Pixley
    I use wordpress link cloaker plugins, are you using wordpress on your site ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Seoeweb
    That's a solution I was searching for. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    Awesome advice from barb ling WOW
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