Zaintech Link Cloaker is a simple ASP script to track ads, hide links, count downloads, measure clicks on your links and more.
How does it work?
This is really a very simple but highly effective concept. This script takes your actual link (URL that you want potential visitors to click on) and maps it to another link.
Each URL that you add is assigned a unique ID. The mapped link is nothing but a link with this unique ID. When you use this mapped link in place of your actual link, and when someone clicks on the mapped link, this script records the parameters associated with the visitor and forwards the visitor to the actual link.
All this happens in the background and your visitor doesn't even notice the difference. Visitors get to the link they want and you get the important tracking record for your visitors.
The script also provides you with real-time stats (number of clicks, time of visit, referring URL, etc.) on each mapped link. You can also remove any links you don't want to use anymore. You can add as many links as you want and track as many campaigns as you want.
The major advantage of this simple application is that you can try different advertising campaigns and decide which ones are more effective than others. You can then concentrate more on the campaigns that are more effective instead of spending money and efforts on less effective ones. Another big advantage of this script is that it hides your actual URL from the visitor.
This helps if your visitor is well-educated in affiliate programs and knows how to replace your affiliate id with his and steal your affiliate commission. It may be difficult to believe how important this is but believe me it can be a main reason why you are not making as much affiliate income as you are expecting.
Installation and configuration: It is really very simple to install this script on your website. There is a 'readme' file that you will get with the script and it tells you step-by-step how to install and use the script.