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    Full Member lintlin's Avatar
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    Best Way to Manage Lots of Links
    Hi all,

    I am setting up a new website and before I start putting content and aff. links on it, I was wondering what the *best* way to redirect LOTS of links is. This site will be deeplinking lots of different products to about 20 different merchants.

    I think if I do .htaccess redirects, the site might slow down after a while? Put the links in a DB (but how?), or php redirects?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    ~~Stephenie

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    Set up a MYSQL database and use PHP to handle everything.

    Try Tizag.com for very easy tutorials to get you started. Very powerful stuff once you have it up and running.

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    Either that or you could use a product like GoldenCan, PopShops, or DropWidget.

    Mike

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    Services like PopShops and Goldencan are not for redirects.

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    I think that .htaccess is the best way to redirect links. I think that 301 redirect.

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    I find that PHP redirects work best for affiliate links.
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    freelinkcloaker.com offers a free php script & stores data in MySql database. You can change "recommends" to whatever you prefer in the newcloak.php file (line 100) and in the .htaccess file. Simple interface to enter your link + a keyword.
    Renée
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    Take a look at Manage Affiliate Links (Link in my sig). It allows you to manage lots of affiliate links and deep link to any page that doesn't offer deep linking. Another big feature is that it prevents visitors from seeing "404 Page not found" or "This campaign has expired". It allows you to choose a backup link if the first link goes dead. Very useful if the offer you are running is on multiple networks.
    [URL="http://www.manageaffiliatelinks.com/"][COLOR="Red"][B]Manage Affiliate Links[/B][/COLOR][/URL] - Redirect Dead, Expired, or Broken Links

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