If you want to make more money and profit from your affiliate links, you need to display them in different way. Don’t use the default link generated by your affiliate program script. Instead, hide it by using PHP file. [tags]php, html, affiliate tips[/tags]
I hid all my affiliate links in PHP file. You can see those links on my sidebar, under Featured Sites (Get Free $25USD, RM100 Advertlets Contest, Earn More Money ). Since the affiliate links are hidden, my earning from affiliate programs increase.
To create the PHP file is simple. I use Text Link Ads affiliate link for this example. Open your Notepad and paste this code.
<?php header(“location: http://www.text-link-ads.com/?ref=20378”); ?>
Next what you need to do is save it with .php extension and upload it to your server. I saved that file as tla.php and uploaded it to my /register/ folder on my site.
When each time I make a post about Text Link Ads or when I mention Text Link Ads in my post, I will include this hidden affiliate link by using this link. With the word ‘register’ in the URL, it will convince the readers to click and register to Text Link Ads. If they get approved by Text Link Ads, you will get $25USD credited into your account.
I personally do not recommend people to use tinyurl or any shorten url services to hide their affiliate links because it use their domain and not convincing people. If I found a hidden link or the author use hidden link in his or her posts, I will not click it. I just skip the link and continue reading.
If your hosting does not support PHP, you can use HTML file to hide the affiliate links. Here is the HTML code that you need to copy and save it with .html extension.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN”>
<title>Your Page Title</title>
<meta http-equiv=”REFRESH” content= “0;url=http://www.text-link-ads.com/?ref=20378”></HEAD>
The process is same like you hide the affiliate link in PHP but this time you use a HTML file. Upload the file and type in the HTML address when you want to use it. It is really simple.
Owh…if you have any other methods, you can share with us in the comment form below. I hope this article is useful. 🙂