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  1. Damon1

    Damon1 New Member

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    I thinks the Link masking is the technique of covering affilate link,beautyfying link and tracking clicks and stats.It is about covering up a link so that it looks like another link.
    Any others idea will be appreciated,.
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    Link masking is about covering a link so that it looks like another link. The reasons of using link masking are to cover up an affiliate link, to shorten a link and to track clicks and stats. Link masking is most commonly used by affiliates to cover up their long, ugly affiliate links.
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    Before read your answer i was completely unaware about this term and its usage. Now after read your reply i got great knowledge about it and will try it for practice.
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    There is another term used widely , called link cloaking and these expressions describe the process of changing the link to another one shorter for some purposes like refining it and hiding the affiliate links since affiliate commission can stolen by the buyers. Some people direct links to another domains.
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    There are a few reasons to use mask to the links
    1. To cover up an affiliate link
    2. To shorten or beautify a link
    3. To track clicks and stats
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    link masking is very much important for making URLs more accessible.
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    Link masking is very helpfull since penguin google
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    Really? Surely not. Is it not classed as black hat?
    SEO Pro likes this.
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    I use Pretty Links Pro for my wordpress sites for that. If you're using wordpress too, it's such a time-saver. You could 'beautify' links, track them, see how many clicks each link got, etc etc. Just too many to mention. It's paid though but if you're earning online already, it's no big deal.
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    I have learn new things in Link masking and thank you for sharing your new things.I hope i will learn new things from this forum community sites.
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    Link masking is used to cover up their url or link with some other link, so that it can look like another.
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    Hey that means when we make our long links to short link is called link masking. Really a new term gor me. Thanks for sharing it.
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    We can say URL shortening. It is used to hide a original link or to make a link look better.
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    That is the general idea. You do this cause people usually don't click direct affiliate links and also they are very long.
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    Thanks for the information. It will help.
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    have to be careful when using this, link masking from twitter etc fine, just try to avoid re-directing a non-related domain
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    Link masking is new for me, I did not know about before..thanks for information.
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    Link masking is about covering up a link so that it looks like another link.
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    Link masking is about covering up a link so that it looks like another link. There are a few reasons you may want to mask your links:
    1. To cover up an affiliate link – Some people resist clicking on your affiliate links simply because they know you’re about to make money off them.
    2. To shorten or beautify a link – Some long URLs are a pain to copy and paste anywhere else online, and a greater pain to dictate over the telephone.
    3. To track clicks and stats – Link masking is often used with a reporting software (like LinkTrackr) that helps you keep track of who clicked on your links and where the clicks are coming from.

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