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Easy way to Improve Your Referral revenue
04-01-2007, 11:10 PM
Post: #11
Easy way to Improve Your Referral revenue
Quote:It also helps when people hover over my link they see its local, http://www.askapache.com/dream/ instead of some unknown http://www.dreamhost.com/redir.cgi?211825 which believe it or not a lot of people would rather click on http://www.askapache.com/dream/ because it seems safer, especially since they are already on my site.
You mean that rather than have users see that they will be directed to DreamHost through a referral link that may set a persistent cookie on their machine, that they should instead believe that they're simply going to other content on my page?

I don't like the idea of creating links that seem safer, but aren't. In fact, it seems to me to be scarier than the original links because they contain hidden redirects.

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04-07-2007, 07:38 AM
Post: #12
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Quote:In fact, it seems to me to be scarier than the original links because they contain hidden redirects.

Same here, so I prefer to have a dreamhost domain and more directly of what it does.

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04-07-2007, 11:02 AM
Post: #13
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Quote:I don't like the idea of creating links that seem safer, but aren't. In fact, it seems to me to be scarier than the original links because they contain hidden redirects.
That said, I think the practice is common because of the desire by many webmasters to track the navigation through outbound links.

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06-01-2007, 05:59 PM
Post: #14
Easy way to Improve Your Referral revenue
(cross-posting this to all relevant threads... because I can)

FYI -

Spamming this forum or the wiki with clearly misleading promotional links in order to drive traffic to your own site is prohibited.

I will have to look into the "vote for me" and referral tricks you are talking about, but if you are intentionally misleading or misrepresenting yourself to those you wish to have click on those links you risk violating our Terms of Service and/or Rewards policy.

In other words: Unless you wish to have your DHSOTM and Rewards privileges taken away, do not engage in this sort of trickery.

Anyhow, I'm closing this thread.

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