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How to hide affiliate ID (hop name) for ClickBank !?

Discussion in 'ClickBank' started by shmekerosu, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. #1
    So, I read about not showing your affiliate ID (hop name) from click bank, when you advertise your affiliate link. How can you do that because when someone click the link the browser points to <sitename>/hop=XXXX (xxxx= your user id)?!
    I miss something here?!
    SEMrush
     
    shmekerosu, Oct 27, 2006 IP
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  2. Richie_Ni

    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

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    You could use your own link and redirect it to your affiliate ID. (Use .htaccess redirect)
     
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  3. helpmehelpyou

    helpmehelpyou Guest

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    You can use an affiliate link cloaker. Search it up in google. Theres some free ones and ones you need to pay for (paid ones offer way better quality).
     
    helpmehelpyou, Oct 27, 2006 IP
  4. shmekerosu

    shmekerosu Active Member

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    thanks for answers...But, why should anyone want his id hidden ?! that is the question.
     
    shmekerosu, Oct 27, 2006 IP
  5. Richie_Ni

    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

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    Make it like a normal link.
     
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    Analyze_All Peon

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    Well, many web surfers recognize affiliate links, and if they see a link that is obviously an affiliate link, they are much more likely to use their own affiliate link or go create one in order to get a discount on the product. If you can cloak your link, they may not realize the product has an affiliate program, and thus they would be more likely to purchase through your link.

    Cloaking links is VERY imporant. As was stated, do a google search. There are free link cloakers.
     
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    Franck S Peon

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    Also, some people will STEAL your affiliate comissions by replacing your affiliate link with their own. So you have to hide them.


     
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    jackburton2006 Peon

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    Why hide them? It's been proven over and over that sales go up if you cloak your links, that's why. Why? Who knows.
     
    jackburton2006, Oct 28, 2006 IP
  9. jasonwilks

    jasonwilks Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

    Here are the two best ways to cloak clickbank links to hide the hop?=username from the URL.

    If you are the publisher with the website, then make a simple php redirect script, as follows:

    <?php
    header("Location: http://www.yoursite.com");
    ?>

    name is something like: home.php, then have your clickbank's product page go to that script instead of http://www.yoursite.com

    If you are the affiliate and the publisher has not done that, then you are going to need a redirect script for yourself (but a much more complex one), you can download it here http://www.big-affiliate.com/files/cblink.zip (just follow the instructions in it)

    And there ya go!
     
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    Mind_nl Peon

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    Thanks for posting that jason! I'm going to have a look at that script.
     
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    rich_uk Peon

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    #11
    It might be too late for a lot of you but after sitting through a LOT of 'Michael Cheney Talk' one of the better ideas to consider would be to put more thought into your actual username.

    I'm not giving too much away but use something more associated with web addresses RATHER than a name like lukesmith ;)

    Hopefully a good tip... best of luck trying to find one though!

    Regards,

    Rich.
     
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  12. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #12
    You could use redirects in .htacess
     
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    What do you mean who knows? I'd like to think 95% of people here know...
     
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Yeah good point. Why you should sell outside of the internet marketing space :)
     
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    Also a good point
     
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  16. Hans De Grande

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    #16
    If you show your hoplink you lose commission because
    1 most people will not use the link because they don't want anyone making money on there sale
    2 if they have their own cb account they might replace your cb nickname, so they have the commssion
    3 some people just cut out your cb nickname and go to the site directly
    There are several solutions to this problem, I found a nice solution in this free ebook, but because I'm new here I cannot give a link.
    Is anyone intrested?

    Hans De Grande
     
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    jeremyalyea Well-Known Member

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    wishmaster22 Banned

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    #18
    what about tinyurl.com
     
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  19. jeremyalyea

    jeremyalyea Well-Known Member

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    tinyurl works well.
     
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  20. luvmillion

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    Yes I agree but doing all the above 1, 2 & 3 is pointless. Because from
    #1 & #3. The buyer will still pay the same amount regardless anyone else get the commission or not. This is always the work of a real Loser in life who is jealous of others.

    #2 Even if they create their own CB account and purchase is using their CB Nickname so that they get their own commision. They will not get that commission easily.

    Because to control this from happening CB have criteria to follow before the first Clickbank check is send out to affiliate. There need to be 5 transaction from 5 different Visa or mastercard owner in your account before the check is released for the first time. It is a one time thing.

    So, for someone setting up an account just for this purpose looks like they won't be getting the commission that soon. It only works for someone who has already passed that one time criteria. It is a logical thing to do. If you can buy it from yourself why buy from others.

    No affiliate would try selling to another affiliate knowing that it is a pointless act.

    Nita
     
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