01 Nov 06
09 Nov 06 1:46 am
There is a PHP script I use to cloak my affiliate link. HTML code is generated and put within a blank Web page. The page itself is actually a frame. When someone clicks on the link, it then appears with a URL that makes the merchant's page seemingly appear on my site.
So, rather than directly point to the merchant's site, I would create a page called product.htm. And when I was giving the link to the product, the link would be http://www.mysite.com/product.htm
And when people clicked on that link, they would be taken to the merchant's site.
The beauty of it is, if you used a tracker like Site Meter (sitemeter.com) or even looked at the stats provided by your Web host, you could see how many people clicked on http://www.mysite.com/product.htm
(which is actually your merchant's page).
Does that make sense? If you want the PHP script, I'd be happy to send it to you and explain all of this in better detail if need be.
Just send me a PM, if you'd like.