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    Please explain? Link masker redirect
    Hi chaps. I have downloaded A link masker redirect script that was posted here for ABW memebers ( Thank You), Could some one explain to me how it works. I understand redirecting but not sure what this script actually does

    Many Thanks

    Kili

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    admad1,

    Might help to know which one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    admad1,

    Might help to know which one

    Lol... is there more than one okay it's the one from

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    Hello Kili,

    Sorry for the delay on the response. I guess the new ABW board instant notification to posts in this forum didn't activate.

    A URL Link Masker Redirect is used primarily for 1 of 2 reasons.

    1. To hide/mask a URL path on your Web page.
    2. The ability to count individual clicks and the referrer path that the clicks originated from.

    The Affiliates Link Masker Redirect is compliant to the 'parasiteware' programs agreement terms with sales tracking agents that state "they will not overwrite any affiliates referrer cookie when they detect any redirect scripts in usage (which this does do) that contain the append tag of '&afsrc=1' to any URL paths".

    They would otherwise 'overwrite' the original referrer cookie (your site/account) with their cookie ... thus giving them the credit for the sale even though your site was indeed the original referrer if they do not detect the append tag of '&afsrc'1'.

    Let's give you an hypothetical example of a link using a real redirect ID# from our server and you can envision replacing our link example with your vendor product URL.

    Example:

    The intended URL destination you would mask:
    http://designerwiz.com/ants-swf/product.htm

    The intended URL masked ID# through a redirect:
    We named this ID - SWFtext
    http://designerwiz.com/cgi-bin/clickstats/a.cgi?ID=SWFtext

    The intended URL masked ID# through a redirect to be compliant:
    http://designerwiz.com/cgi-bin/click...cgi?ID=SWFtext&afsrc=1

    I hope that explains it enough to get the jist of what I am trying to explain in short form.
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    Cheers DesignerWiz thats great. I'm a bit skeptical about whether they would actually honour such an agreement if there already busy overwriting cookies seems to be aA lack of ethics on there part, ah.. well Cest La Vie.

    Many Thanks for taking the time to explain I'm off to read that link you posted

    Cheers
    Kili

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    Help
    I just purchased the gold version of this. How do you "Change the permissions of a.cgi and admin.cgi to be executable by all users (CHMOD 755). "

    Well I'm going to edit this because I just read everything and I don't understand very much. Are there instructions for real dummies anywhere?

    Also - does it matter when I click on the Pearl checker section of the server it comes back w/ this message - This tool is not available for accounts hosted on the Windows platform.

    So far all I've done is created a cgi-bin directory and put two folders in it. After that - I'm lost.

    Maybe this is over my head?
    Last edited by leeann; July 29th, 2005 at 06:51 AM. Reason: Because I keep thinking up stuff to add.
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    Hello Leeann,

    To change the CHMOD values for the a.cgi and admin.cgi files, you would use either an FTP software application, or your server control panel.

    If you are having difficulties with the setup, you can contact our team by going to http://www.designerwiz.com/helpdesk.htm . Someone will be happy to assist you in getting this application installed correctly.
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    Thank you!
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    Your welcome!
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