Hide Affiliate Links

 
October 21st, 2007 - Filed under Affiliate Programs by Cristian Mezei
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I just found a nifty HTML generator to hide affiliate links.

The only drawback is that on rightclick, the affiliate URL still appears.

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19 Comments so far

October 21st, 2007

Cristian, why not use a WP plugin like ShortUrl and then put your affiliate link behind the generated internal link?

October 21st, 2007

The drawback of that particular scenario is that an URL still shows on the hover action.

Internet savvy users will most likely perceive that even worse. Like trying to offend their intelligence. For example, Most of the times I look for the detination of banners. If those are tinyurl.com/GFS234D or domain.com/click-here/ , it’s certain that that’s an affiliate URL.

Using this little JS, no URL is shown.

sandossu said:
October 21st, 2007

That’s really clever. Thanks for the link, i have been looking for something like this for a long time.

Antonio said:
October 26th, 2007

To hide contents I use a display:none style I believe that it could be used for benners and links as well no?
Antonio

AJ said:
October 27th, 2007

This is a very nice script, (almost) exactly what I’ve been looking for, wish it would hide the link completely, but it is still better than a lot of the stuff I have found.

merlia said:
November 19th, 2007

Thanks for the link! I never visited this kind of post, link is helpful.

Simon Smith said:
December 6th, 2007

This is the best script that i’ve seen for a very long time. James Brausch did suggest one to me before, but it wasn’t nearly as good as this!

February 24th, 2008

Thank you so much, man. I never thought it was possible to hide that ugly links for your visitors. Thanks man with this plugin I can hide that links so my visitors thinks they are buying it from me, but it is just an afillate :D

February 24th, 2008

The site I specified is very capable of hiding affiliate and other long links. Visit http://cutelink.info to know more and experience the service. There is also other money making program on the site.

MSN hacken said:
March 2nd, 2008

Thanks man for sharing all those nice websites. I need them a long time ago but I just found the solution for hiding that ugly affilate links.

MSN hacken said:
March 16th, 2008

I already use this plugin and it works good. Now no one can see that this are affilate links. Thanks man!

MSN hacker said:
March 23rd, 2008

@ CuteLink.info

I have looked at your website and I still amazing about the tools and the ways to make money online are described there. Keep up the good work, I will follow your website with my readership on it!

rickysyv said:
March 25th, 2008

Unfortunately IE7 blocks javascript that alters the status bar by default. There is an option to disable this feature but nobody will find it, let alone use it.

Ricky said:
April 20th, 2008

This is something I’m looking for, but I would like to have the url hidden completely, even on right click.
Anyone know of something like this?

Ricky

Ricky said:
April 20th, 2008

Also, price is no problem.. I can pay for a script, service, etc..

I’ve got loads of products on my hard drive, so I’ll do some digging and I’ll let you guys know if I find something that does what we’re looking for.
Also let me know if someone finds something that hides links completely.. even on right click, source code, etc.. Completely.

Ricky
http://imjots.com

silviu said:
May 10th, 2008

thx for the link! :D

Ardennen said:
July 5th, 2008

Yay! it’s free too! I’ve seen so many expensive products out there, and this one is great and free too.

Georgian said:
July 19th, 2008

On all my websites i use php&mySQL redirects!
You can simply use redirects pages but if u have many links (like I have), u have to make a page for every single one! so is much better to use a database!). I think is the best way to hide affiliate link! and u don’t have to worry about java and mouseovers and stuff like that!

August 4th, 2008

I tried it but nothing shows in status bar which is better than that ugly link but it still says ‘affiliate’ Thanks

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