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    Question TinyURL.com?
    Do any any of you guys use the TinyURL svc? Is it any good for affiliate link cloaking?

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    I've heard of it ... but don't use it. I have seen some Web marketers using it for cloaking purposes (email spam), but I have NOT tested it for cookie/tracking performances. I would test it on all the major browsers before relying on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emjay
    Do any any of you guys use the TinyURL svc? Is it any good for affiliate link cloaking?
    I use it and snipurl (dot com) to shorten links for my newsletter to keep the long stupid aff links from breaking (Amazon for one) but not for cloaking.

    I, too have many questions about how these programs work, how they make money and if they indeed do track correctly.
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    I have used them for a few days and didn't find tracking problems during those times.
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    Life is Supposed to be Fun! Rexanne's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by newaff
    I have used them for a few days and didn't find tracking problems during those times.
    Thanks Newaff - good to know. :-)
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    Anyone use MyNameStick.com? I read that this was specifically for redirecting long ugly affiliate links.

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    i only know u have post your affiliate link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emjay
    Anyone use MyNameStick.com? I read that this was specifically for redirecting long ugly affiliate links.
    Kind of a long domain itself for link redirections. For link redirection you would probably be better off registering a short domain for yourself and using it to redirect links. It isn't that hard. And you don't need some fancy domain name either. At least that way you have full control over things and don't need to worry about anyone screwing with your links.

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