Best way to protect affiliate links?

Hey guys,

I was wondering what big guys recommend to protect affiliate links?

I usually use just Bitly but it’s not an ideal solution. I can’t use query strings for tracking additional informations (tid from Clickbank etc.) when I use URL shortener, can I? And everybody can add "+" and see all my stats!

So what’s the best solution? URL shortener, cloaker, JavaScript redirect on your own domain or something else?

User Comment:
What I do is create a directory and save the following as index.php inside the folder. So you could create a folder called go and save the following redirect in that folder as index.php. Your affiliate link would then be or what ever you called the folder. Hope this made since!

header( ‘Location:‘ ) ;

User Comment:
I believe it would be

What I usually do is save the above in notepad as recommends.php so similarly it would be

User Comment:
Yeah, these links seems user friendly but everybody can look at your source code and see affiliate link. And another problem could be if you pushing too much traffic through your domain and don’t have enough bandwidth with your current web hosting.

The Article Published IN 06-21-2011 01:45 PM

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