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    How to prevent cloaked links be expanded?
    I am using PHP to cloak my affiliate links and I found my cloaked links can be expanded by ExpandURL. Is there any way to prevent my links to be expanded??

    My affiliate links look like: http://www.mysite.com/go/1234

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilovepet View Post
    I am using PHP to cloak my affiliate links and I found my cloaked links can be expanded by ExpandURL. Is there any way to prevent my links to be expanded??
    Nope, can't prevent it

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    seems like a WickedFire question
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffiliateWarrior View Post
    seems like a WickedFire question
    WickedFire?? don't understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shimmy View Post
    Nope, can't prevent it
    But I found some other site's links cannot be expanded. That is why I believe there should be a way to prevent links be expanded.

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    I think the question is why are you so bound and determined to cloak your URL's to the point where you even look to get around relatively obscure tools. Makes it seem like there is something you might be looking to hide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilovepet View Post
    But I found some other site's links cannot be expanded. That is why I believe there should be a way to prevent links be expanded.
    What do you mean by "expanded"?

    EDIT: NEVERMIND - you mean traced...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffiliateWarrior View Post
    I think the question is why are you so bound and determined to cloak your URL's to the point where you even look to get around relatively obscure tools. Makes it seem like there is something you might be looking to hide.
    I am not really familiar with the subject, thus making it difficult for me to understand, but your replies make the subject easier to understand. Thanks for elaborating more. And now I am wondering to on your last sentence about hiding.

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