I've started to use SALM to redirect my affiliate links and I elected to install the program myself. The instructions tell the user to add a rewrite rule to the .htaccess file. I couldn't get the program to work until I edited the rewrite rule to include a slash in front of the "salm" so it now reads "/salm".
Now everything works fine except the part of the program that is supposed to remove the 'no referrers' from the database. When I click on that option there is a short delay, I assume while the program checks the database, and then the screen display refreshes but nothing has happened. The 'no referrers', which I assume are bots, are still listed in the database.
Email sent to the address on the SALM sales page bounces, which pretty much voids the advertised money back guarantee and prevents me from getting help from the software creator.
Does anyone else have this problem? Have you fixed it and if so what's the fix?
I could paste the portion of the code where I suspect the problem lies if that would help - would I paste it here or make it available on my website? I'm not sure about the forum rules on this.
I'm considering switching to ManageAffiliateLinks.com because they will redirect dead links which is a big plus for me. Anyone have any comments on them or recommend any other redirect software that will check for dead links and redirect to an alternate page if it finds one? (I've sent them an email because I don't know if it's a service through their website or a stand-alone program. They don't say if it's a PHP
program or exactly what it is.)