How to Hide Referral Links

by Faizah Imani

When you sign up to become an online advertising affiliate, you are assigned a referral link to place on your website. If one of your website visitors click on the referral link or make a purchase, you are paid a percentage of the sales profit. In some cases a website visitor may deliberately delete your referral code from the web address bar before visiting another website. As a result, you don't receive credit for making the referral. To resolve this problem, you can hide the referral link by camouflaging it as a new URL.

Write down or copy the website address for the referral link.

Visit a website that allows you to shorten or camouflage website links. Examples of sites you can use are such as TinyURL, Bitly and Short URL.

Type or paste the referral link into the URL box. Click the designated button to generate a new URL.

Log into your website "Control Panel." Click the "File Directory" link to view page files.

Select "Edit" for the page the contains the referral link. An HTML editor box will open.

Look through the HTML code inside of the HTML editor box to locate the referral link. Replace the referral link with the new URL.

Click "Save" to save the changes to your page.

About the Author

Faizah Imani, an educator, minister and published author, has worked with clients such as Harrison House Author, Thomas Weeks III, Candle Of Prayer Company and "Truth & Church Magazine." Her dossier includes JaZaMM WebDesigns, assistant high-school band director, district manager for the Clarion Ledger and event coordinator for the Vicksburg Convention Center.