Most Affiliates Don’t Cloak Links

by Shawn Collins on June 27, 2010

Affiliates were asked “Do you cloak links (CGI, .htaccess, meta redirect, etc.)?” for the latest Affiliate Summit AffStat Report.

The majority of respondents, at 61.6%, said no, and the remaining 38.4% indicated they do cloak their links.

Affiliate Link Cloaking

I am sort of surprised that more affiliates are not cloaking their links. I am pretty sure I was doing this as far back as the 90s.

At the time, I was using meta redirects, and more recently via an .htaccess file. For the past six months, I’ve been using a WordPress plugin called Pretty Link.

Last year, I posted a primer on redirecting and cloaking affiliate links.

Over eleven-hundred and fifty affiliates were surveyed on their methods, preferences, and strategies for the 2010 Affiliate Summit AffStat Report.

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