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Affiliate Marketing: How to Hide Your Affiliate Links?

By Radhika Venkata

Somehow people are less inclined to click on the affiliate links.

And there will be more chances of copying and pasting the first part of URL in to their browser. This certainly affects your click throughs and your affiliate commission.




Which will get more click throughs? Certainly the second one. It looks like the product link is so integrated in to your site. People think that is one of your products.

Here are three methods that you can use to cover your affiliate links.

***METHOD ONE: By creating redirecting pages:

1. Open your note pad or html editor.

2. Copy and paste this code in your note pad and save as '.html' file with a catchy name.

<*HTML><*HEAD><*TITLE>Redirecting to youraffiliatesite.com...<*/TITLE> <*meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=http://www.youraffiliate link here"> <*/HEAD> <*BODY> <*P>You will be redirected to youraffiliatesite.com.<*/P> <*/BODY> <*/HTML>

TIP: Second line of this code ("refresh" metatag) should be in SINGLE line. Take out all * characters from the html code.

3. Upload this file to your server. Send this URL in your emails or keep on your website.

4. When your subscriber or visitor clicks on the link they will be redirected to your affiliate page.

***METHOD TWO: A cool Html Trick that works on your webpages:

Usually you will keep your links in this format-

<*A href="http://www.youraffiliatelink">clickhere

In this way when you keep your cursor over the link, you can see your long affiliate link.

Instead of above code, you can keep this code-

<*A href="http://www.youraffiliate link" onMouseOver= "window.status='your text here!'; return true" onMouseOut= "window.status=''; return true"*>Click here<*/a><*BR><*BR>

(Take out all * characters from html code)

Whole of the above line should be in SINGLE line. When you keep cursor on the link, you can see the text that you put in the status bar.

***METHOD THREE: Producing Frame pages:

Actually your visitor sees a link like - http://www.yoursite.com/product/index.html.

But when he clicks on the link he will be taken to a page where top frame showing links to your site and lower frame showing your affiliate product page.

<*html> <*head><*title>your title<*/title><*/head> <*frameset rows="20%,*" border=0> <*frame name="top" src="http://www.yoursite.com/yourlinks.htm" marginwidth="10" marginheight="10" scrolling="Auto" frameborder="no" noresize> <*frame name="bottom" src="http://www.affiliatesite.com/youraffid?12345" marginwidth="10" marginheight="10" scrolling="Auto" frameborder="no" noresize> <*noframes> <*body> <*p>This page uses frames, but your browser doesn't support them.<*/p> <*/body> <*/noframes> <*/frameset> <*/html>

You can also use cgi scripts to make this happen - http://www.webmasters-central.com/Server_side_Coding/CGI_and_Perl/Redirection/Frame_based_Redirection/

Basically these scripts retain a link for your site but your visitor goes to your affiliate site. He can come back to your site anytime by clicking on the links in the top frame.

***METHOD FOUR:Affiliate commission Booster software:

Here is a great tool that:

= Cloaks, Conceals and Hides Your REAL Affiliate Links
= Looks Like The Affiliate Site Is On YOUR Site
= Places Anything You Want In The Title Bar
= Cloaks The Site Link Text In The Status Bar
= Securely Promote ANY ClickBank Merchant Product
= Instant Order Page Redirection
= Adds Security To Your Affiliate Promotions


Radhika Venkata (c)

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