Tip of the Day: Effective Referral Links

. segunda-feira, julho 16, 2007
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Web surfers have become familiar with affiliate links. Many web surfers prefer not clicking affiliate links. Its a nice idea to make it harder for newbies to know that the link is an affiliate link. Smart bloggers & webmasters use techniques to cloak the Referral links to increase CTR.

There are many ways to hide affiliate links. The most common way is by using apache redirect.

For Ex: If i need to create a redirect for my text link ads affiliate link.

I will copy this code into .htaccess file located in website root directory.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^/?bidvertiser/?$ http://tinyurl.com/3584qc [R,L,NC]

Now my website URL http://www.ultraside.blogspot.com/bidvertiser , will redirect visitors to http://tinyurl.com/3584qc.

PHP Redirect:

You can also use PHP redirect. Create a new file named affiliate.php with following code in it.

Now you simply link to the file http://www.yoursite.com/affiliate.php from your webpages and your visitors will be redirected to your affiliate link.

By using one of these techniques Your referral CTR will go up and you will start making more money from referrals.