In August of last year I explained how to hide your affiliate links, which received some good feedback. That post is my preferred method, as it uses PHP redirects to cloak the affiliate link and allows me to upload a single file to multiple websites.
The drawback of this method is that these can still sometimes look like affiliate links. If you’d prefer to have better looking affiliate links (though it requires extra work to setup), this method is probably better for you.
Here are the steps that you need to cloak your affiliate links using your .htaccess file:
- Access your .htaccess file.
- Type the following:
redirect 301 /french-toast http://YourFrenchToastAffiliateUrl
That is it! On this site, this would take the URL of slickaffiliate.com/french-toast and redirect the user to http://YourFrenchToastAffiliateURL.