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Hiding Affliate Links Question

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Hiding Affliate Links Question

Not sure where to post this but I'm new to Affiliate Marketing and I'm trying to get started by posting on blogs, forums, etc before I get down and dirty with a webpage.

My question is how do I hide my affiliate link with words like "click here". Or is redirecting the only way to hide the ugly clickbank link?

Also I would like more info on how to do the redirect. I saw it on the lessons page but I would just like an easy opinion on redirects.Thank you.
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Redirects will hide an ugly affiliate link. The method of creating an affiliate link varies depending upon the website platform you are using. If you are using a WordPress platform check out this link: http://www.affilorama.com/site-building ... -redirects.

There are advantages to using a redirect versus using the actual affiliate link. By having a redirect in place you can easily change the affiliate address if the chosen merchant changes their links in any way. A redirect appears neater along with minimizes potential commission theft.

Using X-Site Pro the procedure to create a redirect is different from the above reference example. You create the redirect in the "OTHER" section of X-Site Pro titled "Redirect Pages". Your affiliate link is entered on this redirect page. Set the time delay to "0". In this manner the blank page should never be seen. The information on your affiliate merchant link should be stored in the "Affiliate Wizard" section of X-Site Pro.

You may use any call to action verbage such as "Click Here" or "For Further Information". Whatever call to action you use is acceptable. You should test out the different call to action statements to determine which is the most effective on your website.

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Thank you for the info Margene!

Since I don't have a website can I still redirect or can just change the URL??
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Hi,

The best way would be to either setup a wordpress site and use the pretty links plugin to create redirect links, or you could also register a domain and set it up to redirect to your affiliate link.

In reality, you should be focused on setting up a site instead of trying to get lucky by posting in forums. It's less work and more effective in the long term.
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Hi share,

You can certainly earn through affiliate marketing even without a website but it would be easier for you in the long run to have a site to promote products in. For one thing, you can build a list of interested people to promote your products to through your website. Another is you can add more products to promote for that niche.

We have lessons on site building that you might want to look over.

Hope that helps. Happy New Year!
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