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Using TinyURL or equivalent to mask Azoogle Link

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by jmbinfo, Feb 9, 2010.

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    I have read a few places about ways to hide or mask your affiliate links. I believe I can use TinyURL as a fast and free way to do this. BUT, I was disappointed with the response I got from my AM:

    [13:26] ME: Can I put my Tracking URL link in a shortener like TinyURL and still get credit for the sale?
    [13:26] AZNAdvisor: o i have never heard of anyone doing that
    [13:27] AZNAdvisor: i would say avoid that
    [13:27] AZNAdvisor: as this code is embedded with all information to be linked with us


    Obviously this concerns me because I would rather not broadcast out to the world my affiliate links and/or show my visitors that it is an obvious affiliate offer but I really don't want to go out creating links that would have to be changed later.

    Any "real world experience" advice would be great.

    Thanks in advance.
     
    jmbinfo, Feb 9, 2010 IP
  2. br3adman

    br3adman Active Member

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    As long as it redirects to your link you should get credit I usually get credit for mine
     
    br3adman, Feb 10, 2010 IP
  3. Richie_Ni

    Richie_Ni Prominent Member

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    I think it should work just fine but it's quite unprofessional. Just get a domain and redirect via your own domain.
     
    Richie_Ni, Feb 11, 2010 IP
  4. Paollo

    Paollo Peon

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    How do you redirect via your own domain? Do I need to do some other page that will redirect to affiliate link?
     
    Paollo, Aug 1, 2010 IP
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    I think Richie_Ni is right. I also think that. Get a new domain and redirect it to your own domain.
     
    Jesicawillss, Dec 20, 2010 IP
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    digitalwebman06 Active Member

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    its totally ok. it will work fine. but a bit unprofessional. cause a few of us use it so try to find another technique. i think it is a better idea
     
    digitalwebman06, Dec 27, 2010 IP
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    I have set up a wordpress blog on my domain and use prettylinkpro DOT com/ , only pretty link, not the pro version but I didnt find the link now since I just got it through wordpress automatic plugin system. Then you get a new tab in wordpress to paste your links in and then you can use links like it autogenerates like yourDomain DOT com/t4t55 or you can change the last part to yourDomain DOT com/amazing60minVideoWithCelebrity
     
    Mats Holmvik, Dec 27, 2010 IP
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    digitalwebman06 Active Member

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    i have never heard that it creates problem. but it is not hugely used by other people. and as AZN adviser has told you not to do this so i think avoiding is the best idea. you should remember that all the networks just find your faults not to pay you. so be careful.
    thanks.
     
    digitalwebman06, Jan 6, 2011 IP
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    charlie07 Banned

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    Getting a new domain and redirecting it might resolve it soon .
     
    charlie07, Jan 25, 2011 IP
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    jmbinfo Well-Known Member

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    Well, I ended up moving away from Azoogle and went on to Neverblue and GetAds. Much happier and they don't seem to mind the masked links. I had some tracking that said my offers converted but AZN disagreed so we no longer do business :(
     
    jmbinfo, Jan 26, 2011 IP
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    blillard Active Member

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    It work just fine with no problems
     
    blillard, May 10, 2011 IP