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Please Help a Newbie with Redirects

billydsp
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Please Help a Newbie with Redirects

Hello I am new to affiliate marketing and website building and I don't have much experience writing code either.

Not too long ago there was a newsletter about Redirects and using them to hide ugly affiliate links which I thought would be helpful since my links are ugly looking.

I followed the steps in the newsletter and video (http://www.affilorama.com/site-building ... -redirects)
here on affilorama to the letter but it's not working for me.

When I first wrote the little php snippet of code my links worked, but when you held the cursor over the link on my website my ugly affiliate link was still visible and I don't want it to be which I thought was the purpose of writing this little bit of code and creating a redirect.

Then when I edited the link on my website to the "recommends" folder as the video suggests the link didn't work anymore.

Can anyone help?

Sorry if this doesn't make any sense but I really don't know how to explain it any better since as I said I'm a newbie.

Thanks
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saltaan
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If you're using Wordpress, you can try a couple of free plugins like Simple Cloaker or Pretty Link Lite:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pretty-link/

It does the job and gives you some statistics as well.
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michellerana
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If you're not using Affilotheme, you could use the GoCodes plugin. It works similarly with the Affiliate Redirect component of the Affilotheme.
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Michelle
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thabacus
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Another method you may want to consider is the meta refresh. It looks like this:

<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0;
url=http://www.youraffiliatelink.goes.here.com">

Put it on a blank page (make sure there is no other code on the page). Then you can send your traffic to your page, and your page will redirect to the affiliate link.

You may want to add a no index meta tag to the page so the search engines don't index that page.
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covenantguy
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Can anyone tell me how I redirect a post to a page? (It's not one of my AB themed sites, but an earlier WP site), I want an early post I wrote to actually be the home page for the site instead of "most recent post first" as it is at the moment.. I have the Redirection plugin installed. Problem. When I copied the post on to a page and hit "Publish", it created this url: http://mydomain.com/500-2.

I have no idea where the "500" came from. Unfortunately I cannot create a sticky post with the WP theme I am using but it looks like I can create a static page-hence my effort to create the said home page above.

Would appreciate any ideas
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michellerana
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Our technical staff said if you have access to the .htaccess file then you can add a 301 redirect with this format:

Redirect 301 /oldpost 'http://www.mydomain.com/newpage'

"Oldpost" there is the permalink of the post to be redirected. For example: 'http://www.domain.com/oldpost' => 'http://www.domain.com/newpage'

If the post to be redirected has a different format like 'http://www.domain.com/category/oldpost' the redirect should be something like this:

Redirect 301 /category/oldpost 'http://www.domain.com/newpage'

--OR--

Redirect 301 /category/oldpost 'http://www.domain.com/category/newpage'

Hope that helps! :)
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Michelle
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covenantguy
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Hi Michelle

Thanks. I have no idea what an hta ccess file is but I will forward this info to the person hosting my site
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covenantguy
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michellerana wrote:Our technical staff said if you have access to the .htaccess file then you can add a 301 redirect with this format:

Redirect 301 /oldpost http://www.mydomain.com/newpage
.......... --OR--

Redirect 301 /category/oldpost http://www.domain.com/category/newpage

Hope that helps! :)


Hi Michelle
My friend who host my website ahs teh following info for my webnsite and has a question for the technical team:

"This is what is currently in your .htaccess file for (my domain):

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule>

# END WordPress

Can you confirm with your forum what exactly must go in here and where please.?"
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mikeantiga
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Hi,

You can add the redirect command that Michelle posted above right after the # END WordPress line

It should go like this:

Code: Select all
# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</IfModule>
# END WordPress

Redirect 301 /oldpost http://www.mydomain.com/newpage


Just be careful though, any incorrect syntax or invalid character would result to a site-wide error! If you're not sure how to do this, you can contact your web hosting support or email us at support.
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