If you are in affiliate marketing, you might want to take these steps to prevent someone replacing your affiliate codes.
For those who are not aware what affiliate marketing is, I will run through a quick introduction. Affiliate marketing is basically promoting someone else’s product and you are paid by the product owner a percentage of the sales value as a commission.
Usually the owner identifies each reseller by giving a code. Also known as Affiliate link.
Example of an affiliate link for ClickBank products
Suppose the above is your affiliate link to promote a certain ClickBank Product.
Someone can easily replace the abcdef with someone else’s ID and you will lost the sale.
In order to prevent it you need to hide or cloak it to prevent someone snatching your commission.
Following are the steps you need to take.
<FRAME SRC=”http://your affiliate weblink.net“>
<META HTTP-EQUIV=”REFRESH” CONTENT=”0; URL=’http://your affiliate weblink.net‘”>
<P>Your browser does not seem to support frames or frame support has been disabled.</P>
<P>Please <A HREF=”http://your affiliate weblink.net“>click here</A> to proceed to the site.</P>
Replace those bold items with your affiliate link .
Save the txt file.
Rename the text file to any name that you desire.
However it must end with html. Eg anyname.html
Launch your FTP program to upload the above file to your web hosting company.
At your remote site, create a folder known as go, recommend or any name that you fancy.
Then copy the above anyname.html.
The link will be http://www.Yourwebsite.com/go/anyname
So instead of promoting http://abcdef.expertwp.hop.clickbank.net.
You will be promoting http://www.Yourwebsite.com/go/anyname
Also at the URL, your readers will only see http://www.Yourwebsite.com/go/anyname
And not http://abcdef.expertwp.hop.clickbank.net. This way you will be protecting your affiliate link from being changed by someone else.
You can see my own link. I used the same method that I mentioned above. Feel free to click the link below to get the idea how exactly it work. Pay attention to the URL, there is no display of your affliliate link.
I hope this article helps you. Cheers