If you promote affiliate programs, and using affiliate links, then you must need to
read this report...
It's easy for people to hijack your commissions by simply changing your affiliate links.
And ClickBank affiliate links are the easiest to change.
When it comes to cookie tracking, there are two types of affiliate programs: "first in"
and "last in."
"First in" means the person who first refers a prospect will get credit for the sale. In
other words, if Jack clicks on an affiliate link that Jill is promoting and then later clicks
on an affiliate link for the same products that Fred is promoting, Jill will still get
credit for the sale.
Likewise, if Jack changes the affiliate link by replacing Jill's affiliate ID with his own,
Jill will still get credit for the sale - unless Jack was smart enough to clear his cookies
"Last in" is just the opposite. In the above scenario, it would be easy for Jack to cut
Jill and/or Fred out of the picture and get commission on his own sale by simply
changing the affiliate link.
ClickBank's affiliate cookie tracking system is "Last in", so it's easy for anyone to
hijack your commissions when you're promoting ClickBank affiliate programs.
Affiliate link cloaking masks your affiliate link and helps prevent affiliate link
hijacking. It can also increase your affiliate sales by giving people a link that doesn't
make it obvious that you're making money off their purchase.
Now that you know why affiliate link cloaking is important, let's take a look at some
of the methods you can use to cloak your affiliate links.
The first method is simple and uses a feature called "click tracking"
that is standard with most popular autoresponders. Click tracking
converts any link in your email to a tracking link - thus masking your
affiliate links and tracking your clicks on each link.
This affiliate link: http://nickname.covert.hop.clickbank.net
Is converted to: http://clicks.aweber.com/z/ct/3XH0FJN