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Published by on Friday, September 12, 2008 at 3:11:00 PM

What is cloaking – protection of affiliate and network links.

How to avoid the innocent but costly error that 99% of all affiliate program marketers and online network marketers are making that is causing them to lose sales.

If you're serious about marketing via affiliate programs, or if you're in an online network marketing program, you may want to pay close attention to what I'm about to say.

If you're using a company – provided link to a vendor's offer or order page, you may be losing sales due to what I call "the back-out syndrome."

The back-out syndrome occurs when potential customers that you acquired "back out" (remove) your affiliate or distributor identifier from your company – provided link. I suspect there are three reasons for this.

First, people have a psychological need to feel they're getting a good deal when they buy something. Even though they are usually paying the exact same price via your affiliate link, people nevertheless want to feel like they "cut out the middleman" whenever they can.

Second, people want to feel like their purchase was not influenced by ulterior motives – namely, the desire to make commissions by the affiliate or distributor.

Third, people want to feel like they're dealing with the "source," meaning with the company itself, rather than a "mere" agent.

In other words, even though it was YOU who invested your time, energy and resources to attract them in the first place and (hopefully) pre-sell them on the benefits of whatever, they don't want to make you "rich" by using an obvious reseller link.

Fortunately, there's a simple, low –cost way to avoid the back-out syndrome, while at the same time branding YOU, instead of the vendor. Simply purchase a single-purpose domain name, and then use a "cloacked" redirection service to point your domain to your affiliate or distributor link.

Cloacked redirection works like this. You set your URL to point to your reseller link so that your URL will appear in the browser's address line instead of your reseller link. All but the most assure users will think the underlying Webpage is at your domain – Your cloaked URL.

This is easy to do using sample for cloaked

Another example of my cloaked URL original is

You can use this service to cloak an existing domain for Free. Signup here .

Another benefit of using a cloaked URL for reseller programs is that if you get a good enough name, it will be much easier to say and publicize. My cloaked URL in the example above is which is much easier to remember than the real link. It is also looks better in print ads and is much shorter than the real link.

See below how cloaked my affiliate link.

Original :

and cloaked:
Published by IzajAhmed Shaikh.
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I am, Mr. IzajAhmed Shaikh, Computer Professional, and Pro. Blogger, who belongs to Shahabad, Karnataka India. My basic Qualifications are B.Sc., and M.C.M. done from University of Pune, formerly known as, Poona University, also like to write articles based on my personal experiences.