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Can anyone recommend a plug in for masking aff links?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by hmansfield, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. #1
    Just like it say's. It's time I got around to doing that.
    Can anyone recommend a plug in for masking affiliate links in Word Press?

    Thanks in advance:0
    SEMrush
    OH! and NOT Tinyurl. (It's been overdone by spammers)
     
    hmansfield, Jul 6, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
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    stirfryguy Peon

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    I always did a 301 url redirect in my .htaccess

    redirect 301 affilatelforringtones.html http://www.yourdomain.com/ringtones.html

    the first part is your jumbled affilate link and the second park is the masking
     
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    I don't understand how to do that. If you have a moment I would appreciate it.
     
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    If what you want to do is to mask the destination page in the status bar, you can write your link this way :
    
    <a href="http://www.example.com" onmouseover="window.status=' ';return true;">anchor</a>
    Code (markup):
    For a PHP script, here is one : http://www.stevedawson.com/article0006.php (didn't try it)
     
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    I think I get that , thanks.
     
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    So I have to do this with each individual link? Seriously, isn't there a plug in? I have a lot of links.
     
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    I use php for this. All my aff links are /recommends/affprogram, so you have to have a folder named recommends, then inside the recommends folder you would need a seperate folder for each program ex: /recommends/yourprogram , inside the folder yourprogram you need an index.php with this inside

    <?php
    header( 'Location: http://www.yourprogram.com/affcode' ) ;
    ?>
    Code (markup):
    then your link would look like yoursite.com/recommends/yourprogram
    would redirect to yourprogram.com/affcode

    Good luck
     
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    OK, so I have to have a separate folder for every affiliate link on my blog.
    If I have 50 products from the same affiliate, I need 50 different folders?

    And I just need that code..that's it, and it will change the mouse over view of my links. I don't need to ad anything else, like what I want the mouse over to look like.
    It does it on it's own? Or does it take it from the name of the folder?
     
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    Each affiliate program would need a separate folder inside recommends.
    When inserting a link you would use http://yoursite.com/recommends/affprog
    that is also the link people would see when they mouse over.
    Attached is an example.

    Good luck
     
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    Thanks MarRome. I will work on it now.:D
     
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    Where exactly do I install this folder?
     
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    the root folder of your blog
     
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    OK, trying it now, thanks
     
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    I must be doing something wrong, it's not working

    <EDIT>
    OK, I finally understand it now.. I got it! Thanks MarRome. Big help and reps:)
    No...it's not.. It worked for one link, but not the rest
     
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    sorry for not getting back to you eairler hmansfield.

    this is a bit more work for your 50 links, but it works for me.

    In your .htaccess add in:

    redirect 301 /productyouarewantingtoaffilate.html http://www.domain.com/dkd783ljgv82hglj28
    Code (markup):
    so as a real url:
     redirect 301 /basketballs.html http://www.espn.com/?ljdogh98yh9787h
    Code (markup):
    so all you would need to do is like a word or phrase to /basketballs.html

    I Pmed you a demo also.
     
    stirfryguy, Jul 9, 2007 IP
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    I will check it out, thanks for your time, and help.
     
    hmansfield, Jul 9, 2007 IP