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Protect Your Affiliate Commissions

by Mark Johnson
Remember when you discovered the possibility of making money promoting affiliate websites? Do you remember when you discovered that you could start by creating a ClickBank (or some other) account and selecting your first program or two to promote?

I do.

I also remember what it was like to see my own affiliate nickname on my first affiliate link. I put that link in my browser and viewed it as my link and life was good because that was my link.

Later on, I saw other affiliates online promoting the same program that I was promoting. I saw another person’s link in my browser and wondered “What would happen if I edited this link to look like mine?”

So, I replaced the nickname (or affiliate id) with mine and suddenly that link became my link. Cool, huh? No!

t took a while for me to realize that I was looking at a leaking pipe. If links could be changed this easily, commissions could be hijacked by simply editing the affiliate id.

That was a problem!

The first possible solution for me was to change markets (maybe sell stuff on eBay or something). Then, I figured that if I had a leaking pipe, I’d better call a plumber.

So, I did some research on the internet and came up with a solution that I’d like to share with anyone who may have the same concerns that I have about affiliate link security.

I didn’t know anything about affiliate link cloaking or security until I began to search.

But now I do.

There’s enough revenue out there for everyone. We should never have to resort to stealing from each other!

Check out the Super Affiliate Link Manager. I’ve checked this out myself for practicality, sent and received quick email responses and even talked to the site owner on the phone.

I just wanted to share the option with you. You decide!

Protect Your Commissions!!

Have A Great Day!

Mark

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Comments

Mark Johnson Senior   
Thanks Jeunelle.

I've been in affiliate marketing long enough to
have seen the good and the not so good side.

That's one of the reasons that I decided to write
my ebook (which was launced just a few days ago
called "Misadventures In Affiliate Marketing".

Actually, If I wrote all that I have to offer, I would
probably still be typing. :-))


Oct 13th 2007 17:41   
Wendy Senior   
Mark

Well get to the typing LOL

We wanna everything you know

Excellent article and duly noted

Good job

Wendy
Oct 18th 2007 14:57   
Mark Johnson Senior   
Yes.Coach..
Many have discontinuued that practice.

Another misdventure...

Oct 18th 2007 16:48   
Eva Freshman   
Hey Mark,

I just want to say that I find all your articles GREAT! I am fairly new to this online network marketing. As I have been slowly building my business, yes! starting with affiliate programs, I to have noticed mishapes with links. It was until I read this article that the bulb went off. Aside from emailing the super affiliate link manager, how have you controlled this issue?

All of your articles have been very helpful. keep up the great work.

Eva
Jul 31st 2009 13:28   
John Bisbal Magnate I  Independent Member Director
I would like to learn more. lets connect on FB so we can chat directly https://www.facebook.com/bisbal1
Jun 29th 2016 16:25   
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