People find a good product through a website of yours and then go and buy the product using their own affiliate link. It takes only 5 minutes to generate your own affiliate link for a lot of products out there.
This is commission theft.
But how can you protect yourself against commission theft
The honest truth is that you cannot completely achieve this but you can reduce the frequency of link theft by cloaking your affiliate links.
So how do you easily cloak your affiliate links without having to buy some software or the other.
So that instead of an affiliate link that looks like
You have a link that reads
yourdomain/likes/name you choose for product
- First create a folder called likes. [you could choose to use recommends or goto or whatever else you want to appear after your domain name]
- Use this script
- Save it index.html file in a folder within the likes folder
- Name the new folder the name you want to call the product. So if you are promoting a link cloaker you could call that folder linkcloaker.
- Upload the likes folder with it's contained folder to your hosting account
And you are done.
What you have just done is set up a webpage on your website called mydomain/likes/productname which redirects to your affiliate URL.
Read it again slowly