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Hiding tracking codes and encrypting links.

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by wcb7962, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. #1
    In the link details you have the option to encrypt and to hide tracking codes in the link. When should I use these options?
    SEMrush
     
    wcb7962, Jul 27, 2009 IP
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  2. atfmedia

    atfmedia Peon

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    As far as encrypting links is concerned, it is always a good idea to do this.

    Every CJ link that is not encrypted shows your CJ ID in them. To me this is equivalent to sharing your SSN or EIN with strangers.

    There are people out there who make a living highjacking affiliate commissions on the web, so don't give them a chance to make you a target.

    I hope this info helps.
     
    atfmedia, Jul 27, 2009 IP
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    wcb7962 Peon

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    #3
    Yes, that's very helpful. What about hiding the tracking code?
     
    wcb7962, Jul 28, 2009 IP
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    I usually encrypt my links. Curious, how would someone hijack commissions using your PID?

    hanji
     
    hanji, Jul 28, 2009 IP
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    knownowppc Peon

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    As for hiding a tracking code, just use a cloaker.
     
    knownowppc, Jul 30, 2009 IP
  6. zeekstern

    zeekstern Active Member

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    Me too. I don't think its possible, but that is what I like about this business. You learn something new every day:)
     
    zeekstern, Jul 30, 2009 IP
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    clowct79 Peon

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    nobody could hijack your commissions, they could get your account banned by taking your code and creating links with it and posting links in ways that break the TOS of CJ.
     
    clowct79, Jul 30, 2009 IP
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    ChrisBa Active Member

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    Either use prosper202 or tracking202, they have this built in.
     
    ChrisBa, Jul 30, 2009 IP
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    I agree, I don't think that anyone could hijack commissions. But regarding getting your account banned, could people not still do this even if the links were encrypted. They don't necessarily need the PID, they could just take the encrypted link and post it in a way that breaks the TOS?
     
    Chardie, Aug 6, 2009 IP
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    boy2men Active Member

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    Interesting and scary thought!
     
    boy2men, Aug 29, 2009 IP
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    elitesystem Well-Known Member

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    there are numerous cloakers around on the web.. but personally i use a domain forwarding. If you have a domain then create subs and direct it :).. whatever it is, its better to use the free cloakers you find online
     
    elitesystem, Aug 29, 2009 IP
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    jukebox9988 Well-Known Member

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