How Do I Cloak My Affiliate
Links And Create Page Redirects To My Affiliate Programs?
Question - How do I cloak my affiliate links so people won't steal my
Answer - For most you can use Solo Build It's Tracker Link system. Just of to
Site Central and choose 'Tracker Library' and follow the instructions for
creating links there.
basic technique but is very effective.
Instead of using your longer affiliate URL you can create a simple redirect page
on your website.
Here’s how to do this:
You’ll create a page where the only content is the code below containing your
Then create a link to that page instead of using your uncloaked affiliate
link when you direct your visitor to the merchant. Then when people click to go
to this page it’ll automatically redirect them to your affiliate link!
For example, the code below will redirect people to Jimmy Brown's List and
Here’s the code to make this happen:
Just copy and paste this code into a text editor such as notepad.
Make sure you name your new page something short (I've called the page below
in this example 'meta').
Try it now. By clicking on this link -
...you will be redirected to Jimmy's site through my affiliate link. Pretty
To build your page, fill in all the boxes as shown below, and choose 'No' for
all of the variables including your RSS feed and page footer because you want
the page to redirect quickly and any other content will slow it down. See
Then paste the code above (with your affiliate URL where it says
http://listandtraffic2.com/go.php?242) into a text box.
You'll know your page works when you hit 'Preview', because it will
immediately redirect to your affiliate merchant's product page. Build the page
and then create a link to that page to direct your visitors to your affiliate
So now you can use the shorter and ‘cleaner’ URL in your promotions!
This one little trick helps you get more clicks because it doesn’t look like
an obvious affiliate link.