How To Cloak Affiliate Links

How to cloak affiliate links provide several ways to cloak your affiliate links so that they do not appear in the status bar description. (bottom left-hand corner of web page).


How To Cloak Links

When people see affiliate links, they often by-pass the link and go staight to the merchant. This cuts you out of the sale. Link cloaking prevents this from happening.

There are three ways to cloak affiliate links.

1. Link to a page on your website and redirect the affiliate link

Use the html code below and place it between the header tags in your redirect web page.

<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="0;URL=http://your-affiliate-link-here">
<script>
location.href = "http://your-affliliate-link-here";
</script>

2. Hide Your Status Bar Description

You can hide your status bar description (usually in the lower left-hand side of web page) so that people will not see your link. Use the code below and change the text indicated in the red.

<a href="http://www.your-affiliate-code.net" onmouseover="window.status='http://www.your-affiliate-code.net'; return true" onmouseout="window.status='';return true">your-link-name</a>

Click on the example link and notice that the link does not appear in the status bar description The Affiliate Code.

3. Link to a PHP Redirect Page

Use the php redirect code below and place in your redirect php web page.

<?php
header ("location: http://www.your-affiliate-code.net");
exit;
?>

Replace [www.your-affiliate-code.net] with your affiliate url.

For more information on php redirect code, click on PHP Redirect Page.


Have fun cloaking your affiliate links!



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