You can see in the above example that it is really very easy to remove the trailing affiliate id from the affiliate link.
Anyone can remove your affiliate id and visit the merchant website to purchase. When this happens, you lose the commission
that was rightfully yours. This is a problem for the affiliate marketer.
How to Resolve This Issue
There is a solution for this issue. You can hide your affiliate ID in the affiliate URL in a way that it cannot be
One simple way is to convert your entire affiliate URL into a shorter URL that HIDES
the affiliate ID by using the free service at http://tinyurl.com
Another way can only be done if you are using your own website hosting. Just follow the following steps to
- Using your file manager, make a new HTML file. In this file, enter the coding from this website:
- After entering (or copy/pasting) the code from the above mentioned website, SAVE your file with an HTML extension.
NAME this file relevant to the product you are promoting.
- Now when someone types your personalized web address (URL), the code in the HTML file will show them your affiliate link
in such a way that they will not be able to edit it. They will not know that the link they are clicking is an affiliate link.
But if someone still does not want to use a link with an affiliate ID, he can do that by deleting their computer's
cookie files and changing some internal files. But the chances of this act are less likely, as most people don’t
have much time. And it is not giving them any loss if they are using your affiliate ID to purchase something on the internet.
An affiliate URL is the link that is promoted by the affiliates to generate their affiliate revenue. This URL contains
their affiliate ID to identify them.
Don’t use the plain and simple affiliate URL the merchant provides you with, because it will be really easy for anyone
to remove your ID and make a purchase. If this happens, you will not collect your commission.
The solution to this is to hide your affiliate ID in your affiliate URL so that it cannot be easily removed....