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  1. #1
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    i want to use a web service like geocities or angelfire to make a page that redirects to a clickbank site. i know how to do that, however, is there anyway to mask my affiliate id on address bar so people can' t see it???

    for example my link would be wwww.cheapcarfinder.com/ hop=?mets. anyway i can mask it so it does not show "hop=mets" ??


    thanks

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    this is a common problem... yes there is a software fix this... do a search for link masking...

    there is software that you install on the server to work around this...

    encryption with javascript is another work around...

    both are available via a search on google or yahoo..

    URL framing is another oprions...



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    I do not think that any masking will help. Maybe some javascript codes - but be careful - do not get fooled by masking scripts you can find for example on google - they are too expensive and most of them do not work at all!
    Good luck !

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    It's impossible! You CANNOT mask (or hide) the hoplink on someone else's site!

    When your page at angelfire.com or wherever redirects to a hoplink, the hoplink redirects to the merchant's website. It WILL show your clickbank username in the url UNLESS the webmaster has his site set up so it won't. It's NOT left up to you. It's left up to the webmaster of the merchant site.

    The ONLY thing you can do is try to hide it by using frames.

    Does anybody disagree?

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    Using frames will not work because Clickbank
    will automatically break the site out of
    frames. There are programs that can embed the
    merchants site on a page on your site, thereby
    setting the cookie and then you can redirect to
    any page on the merchant's site that you wish.
    These programs open the hoplink in invisible
    ways. Be careful with these programs, they are
    against the terms of Clickbank and are an
    illegal hoplink. You can just use a server side
    redirect via htaccess or a php redirect which
    won't cost you anything, but your affiliate id
    will still show once the visitor gets to the
    merchant's site. However, I don't really see
    this as a big problem, once the visitor gets to
    the merchant's site your cookie is already set,
    and they can't use your affiliate id for
    anything. However, if they know the merchant's
    id, they could use their hoplink if they are
    already signed up with Clickbank along with the
    merchant's id to get the commission for
    themselves.

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    We have just added a link encryption tool. So, if you work with our merchants ..you can easily hide your affiliate id.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mets
    i want to use a web service like geocities or angelfire to make a page that redirects to a clickbank site. i know how to do that, however, is there anyway to mask my affiliate id on address bar so people can' t see it???

    for example my link would be wwww.cheapcarfinder.com/ hop=?mets. anyway i can mask it so it does not show "hop=mets" ??


    thanks
    I use Nitro's "Namestick" program. Basically you register a domain with them, then you can redirect that to any page you want - in this case your affiliate link (Cheap Car Finder is pretty good, I promote that myself )

    It's not a normal redirect though, your domain name sticks in the address bar - you could direct to Ask Jeeves through another url "www.crappysearch.com" the url would stick in the address bar & people would think this is the address of the site.

    www.nitroaffiliates.com

    I think it's there under products.

    Hope that helps!
    Last edited by Dynamoo; August 11th, 2005 at 03:28 AM. Reason: Please do not post affiliate links

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    maybe you can get some idea here.
    Quote Originally Posted by mets
    i want to use a web service like geocities or angelfire to make a page that redirects to a clickbank site. i know how to do that, however, is there anyway to mask my affiliate id on address bar so people can' t see it???

    for example my link would be wwww.cheapcarfinder.com/ hop=?mets. anyway i can mask it so it does not show "hop=mets" ??


    thanks
    http://www.searchengineforums.com/ap...forum::google/

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    go into your clickbank account and read your faq's. they talk about redirects etc.

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