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  1. #1
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    Link cloaking
    Recently I started affiliate marketing with wordpress blog. But I actually don't know how cloak an affiliate link under another name or site name. I say some youtube videos but its not clear to me as I am a newbie in this world.

    Could anyone please tell me how I can cloak my affiliate link under another name?

    This is a big problem for me; someone please help.

    Thanks in advance.

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    i think you are referring to link building where you are going to put your links on the other site. do some searching for seo forums you'll be needing.
    You obviously didn't read the question, this has nothing to do with link building! And I hope you don't start posting seo "suggestions" in other threads - this is an affiliate forum.

    ahsan, what you're looking for is a "jump script" - here is an older thread, but the options discussed still hold up:

    http://www.abestweb.com/forums/newbi...ks-101303.html

    I don't use Wordpress, but I'm guessing there might be plugins that do the same.

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    You can also use a plugin like PrettyLinks - it works nicely. it's also cool because if you have to change merchants you work with, you can change out the target link on the back end and not have to worry about editing the post.
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    Some networks allow you to create custom links that look like "tinyurl" and "budurl" links, I know that SAS does.

    Hope this helps
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    Daiarian, that is true, but I think what they are looking for is a link that appears "on domain"

    Link cloaking in itself can be a smart play for a couple of reasons. First, shoppers may be more likely to click on an "on domain" link if they scroll over it. Second, as I mentioned before, if you use a tool like PrettyLinks, it makes swapping out links a snap. I know a lot of affiliates where having a tool like this saved their bacon when say a Nexus tax issue led to them having to switch merchants in a hurry.

    Do check with your merchants though and make sure that they don't have an issue with cloaking links, or that if they do, at least you're passing the referring URL so they can be sure you're operating cleanly.
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    Hi Wade,

    Over 18 months ago I installed Pretty Links on a WP site I now rarely use so prompted by your post I have just taken a look in there.

    I can now see the advantages it has and remember abandoning it all those months ago because I couldn't really understand what it was doing (I was a very new newby then)

    So thanks I will now get some benefit from it.

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    Thanks everyone for sincere cooperation.

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