How To Effectively Cloak Your Affiliate Links

By: Ric Raftis

Affiliate links are something we all have to live with in internet marketing, but unfortunately we sometimes find that unscrupulous people hijack them. Even if they don't hijack them, some people will just strip the affiliate part in order to deprive you of a commission. They don't even save themselves any money or gain anything out of this other than some perverse pleasure in ripping someone off.

Whilst there are programs out there that will cloak your links and also track the click throughs, here's an easy way that you can employ on your own web site to both cloak your links and also improve the presentation of them.

Before I get onto that, can I just say that there are other methods such as using Tiny URL, but personally I dislike these type of links. They almost scream "Hey, look what I'm trying to hide". I feel that this method is not only effective, but also provides great presentation and a recommendation from you as the web site owner as well.

OK, here we go.

Let's assume that we are going to cloak the following link:-

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