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    During the Elite webinar, it was mentioned about using affiliate redirects. I'm not sure I understand what that is. Could someone elaborate?

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    Here are two posts that should help, Steve.

    http://www.clicknewz.com/1504/redirect-affiliate-links/

    http://www.clicknewz.com/828/3-ways-...ate-landscape/

    Let us know if you have more questions.
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    So the second article has a little blurb on how to set up an html redirct.

    I had asked this question during the webinar:

    "How do you set up a single page redirect?"

    Does that answer the question and what is the difference between redirecting links with an .html page and setting up the .php redirect that Rosalind recommends in SAH? And how exactly would I set up the .php redirect in my wordpress site?

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    Oooooh yeah, more questions. I saw the code and copied it, but I still am not too sure about what this does. Am I correct that the cust. clicks the button and instead of going directly to the merchant, it goes to the redirect. Does the cust. then have to click again or what happens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelson Swett View Post
    And how exactly would I set up the .php redirect in my wordpress site?
    Here is the code for php redirect:

    Code:
    <?php header("Location:http://www.youraffilaitelink.com"); ?>

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenT View Post
    Oooooh yeah, more questions. I saw the code and copied it, but I still am not too sure about what this does. Am I correct that the cust. clicks the button and instead of going directly to the merchant, it goes to the redirect. Does the cust. then have to click again or what happens?
    Stephen,

    When they click on that link, they go straight to the merchant's site. Here is an example of a link of mine (nothing to do with IM, but a good example):

    http://www.gbexchange.net/4u/MenuPlanningCentral.php

    It's set up like this:

    Code:
    <?php header("Location:http://www.menuplanningcentral.com/order/go.php?r=171&i=l0"); ?>

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    Thank you for starting this thread, as I didn't have time to cover it in the live webinar.

    For single product promotions, such as promoting netflix or eharmony or something, I register a domain name and redirect the domain to my affiliate link. This is done through your registrar (Godaddy, etc) and you just follow their directions there in your domain register.

    If someone clicks on the domain, it redirects them straight to the merchant site via your affiliate link (as entered by you, when you set up the redirect).

    I also use single page redirects, by creating a redirect file on my server. This is done in either PHP (as Adriana pointed out above) or HTML as you saw in that post. You simply create a web page file and use one or the other code, save the file as file.htm or file.php and upload it to your server.

    So this link for example: http://www.clicknewz.com/hostgator.htm

    That is a web page (hostgator.htm) on my domain (clicknewz.com). If you click on it, you will see that it takes you straight to hostgator.htm (via my affiliate link. Here is the code for that file:

    Code:
    <html>
    <head> 
    <title>HostGator</title>
    <META HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" content="0;URL=https://secure.hostgator.com/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=sswt"> 
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    </head>
    <body></body>
    </html>
    Last edited by Lynn Terry; October 15th, 2009 at 02:44 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenT View Post
    Am I correct that the cust. clicks the button and instead of going directly to the merchant, it goes to the redirect. Does the cust. then have to click again or what happens?
    Yes, it takes the customer straight to the merchant's site.

    Here is an example:

    http://www.gbexchange.net/4u/MenuPlanningCentral.php

    coded like this:

    Code:
    <?php header("Location:http://www.menuplanningcentral.com/order/go.php?r=171&i=l0"); ?>
    HTH.

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    Thanks so much. Got it.

    Now another question. Let's say that throughout your site you are promoting various products from one merchant for instance amazon so you have books, movies, etc... do you create a new redirect page for each product? Or, can you have each product go to one redirect page? If so...how?

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    You need a redirect for each unique affiliate link you are promoting.

    Where this gets really helpful is when you use links offsite, such as in reports & ebooks, on Twitter, on discussion forums, or anywhere else you may not be able to track down or update the link later if you need to.
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