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Old 4th December 2010, 04:31 PM   #1
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Hi All, I am newbie and I am preparing my first affiliate paunch site, using click bank. Can somebody explain to me about cloaking a link please and what i must do to hide affiliate link to site domain etc.

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When you cloak a link instead of seeing something like

advert.com/kdgjkldjjd/kjfkdjk?hop.clickbank/id=smith01

there will be something like

mysite.com/bestproducts/item.html

A cloaked link will pass through the "nice looking" link to the clickbank link. So though on the website it will look like the second link, it goes to straight to the first link and to the merchant.

This makes you links look better and and makes it harder for anybody to get hold of your id number and rip you off.

To cloak links you need some software. If you are using WordPress, Pretty Link Pro has a good reputation. There used to be lot of plugins for cloaking that you could find by doing a search on the Plugin Add New. A few months ago Wordpress decided to block all plugins that allow affiliate link cloaking on this page. Pretty Link is not hosted by the Wordpress plugin site so it still ok.

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If you are really serious about affiliate marketing, I would say just buy a domain name from Godaddy for a couple of bucks and forward that domain name to the affiliate link. It will save you a lot of time, money, and it will help you be more successful promoting that link.

Good luck!

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Old 22nd December 2010, 05:26 PM   #4
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Hi All, I am newbie and I am preparing my first affiliate paunch site, using click bank. Can somebody explain to me about cloaking a link please and what i must do to hide affiliate link to site domain etc.

Rich
I have two sets of software that cloak links, and there is some free alternatives with less options and competitor products with different styles. They might help you to go about your business if you are using wordpress.

http://www.wptraffictools.com/create...filiate-links/
http://www.wordpresscloakme.com

But essentially what you are doing is creating an internal url to replace an affiliate url. The created url is called the cloaked link and will redirect to your affiliate page.

You can also cloak the target page, which makes the product's sales page appear as if it is on your own website. This is done for potential sale conversion.

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