20 Jun 06
03 Jul 06 2:59 pm
I am a newbie with this :? and
was wondering is this similar to what I have seen referred to as "Dynamic Affiliate Profit Linking"?
In addition, it seems that this can be used to shorten the link to something??
But using one's personal website???
I am not to keen on using a URL shrinker that uses a different website to store the info for all the links...
And of course, affiliate links being changed also is not nice... :(
Is it possible that the above script could be modified to do these things?
Maybe I can help clarify things a bit. This redirect script essentially prevents people from chopping off your affiliate ID to prevent you from earning your commissions.
It's not really a "url" shrinker just more of a protection for you. Plus, since the page you have it located on would be on your server, you can better keep track of who has clicked on the link because obviously
they wouldn't get to the redirect page if they hadn't clicked on your affiliate link.
However, since it is PHP code your website should be hosted on a Linux machine (check with your hosting company). Otherwise the script won't work. (Unless M$ has implemented using PHP on their servers).
Heh - I've been using Linux for so long I don't know what M$ is doing!!! LOL!!!
Anyhow, hope that clarifies things.
If not, please reply and I'll do my best to help you as well.