Affiliate Link – Link Redirect – Why Bother and How To
Last night I was helping an affiliate buddy with an link redirect because on their own hosted blog. One thing that you be sure of, "if you use a raw affiliate link on your blog or website you are going to get a hell of a lot fewer click troughs." I though it would be something you may also need to know so I'm going to give a very simple example in this article.
OK so lets begin with why you may want a link redirect, it has to do with the type of link that you certainly do not want to be putting on your sites. If you're a clickbank affiliate you'll be aware that clickbank actually produce a cloaked link for you, it looks something like this (8345eqvj4z5zcyftj5s9cansdb.hop.thebank.net/?tid=EZA) Now tell us you click on that? No – Well me neither and nor will anyone else that lands on your page either.
However if you have your own domain and hosting account there are some pretty simple codes that you can use to mask your affiliate links and re-direct your visitors to a sellers page that do not include ugly links. The first example is one that needs you to create a folder that you want the extension on your url to be ie: … yoursite.com/donuts. So here donuts is the extension.
Step 1 – Using a plain txt doc or notepad and insert this exact code
Step 2 – Safe the document you created as an index. php file (without the space) , a common mistake that is made is not clicking the drop down box and saving as "all files."
Step 3 – Log into your ftp account or cpanel, navigate to your public html files and and create a new folder and name it ' donuts ' – (I use the filezilla client to upload files to my public html it makes everything so much easier. )
Step 4 – Upload your newly created index. php (without the space) file into your new donuts folder .
Step 5 – Test your link by navigating to … yoursite.com/donuts and that's it, any issues just check that you copied the code exactly as is including the pointy brackets: the