Bloggers guide | Mask affiliate bit.ly URL with your domain url
One of the main income source for blogger is from affiliate marketing. In order to analyze and track the number of click, people use plugins such as Max Ninja affiliate , Quick Redirect . Besides many had been using bit.ly because you have extended analytics such as location , referrers etc. So here is a short tutorial to use your domain to mask bit.ly url.
- First you need to create a new directory/folder in your CPanel/FTP/vDesk . Although you can use root directory , it is better to use a directory for security reasons. An ideal name for a sub directory can be /go or /recommended . I had created a directory named “demo”
- Create a .htaccess file with the following code.
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://bit.ly/$1 [L,QSA]
- Upload the .htaccess file to the new directory.
That’s it. Hereafter if you need to redirect http://bit.ly/affiliate-link , you can use http://yourdomain.com/go/affiliate-link
Now let’s try this.
I am using bit.ly URL — http://bit.ly/Max-ninja-affiliate
I had created a directory named “demo” by following the above procedure.
Now visit http://hiswat.info/demo/Max-ninja-affiliate , you will be amazed to see the url redirection. :)
You can see the analytics in your bit.ly account.
Try and let us know :)
Although you can use goo.gl , Google redirection service, it does not allow you to have customized . You can get only goo.gl/B4aTS .
You can use tinyurl.com and others.
You can also use this trick in a sub-domain .
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