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Creating Affiliate
Re-Direct Web Pages

 


One of the most powerful, effective - and courteous - tools to use in making affiliate recommendations is a "re-direct" web page.  

Most affiliate URL's are long, cumbersome and "look and feel" like affiliate links.  On a web page you can hide the link behind a graphic, but in an email they can reduce your click-through rates, your audience's response to the product you've found, and of course, all this reduces your income!  Not a good thing!

A "re-direct" page is an empty web page you put on your site that re-directs (or "sends") the visitor where they want to go.  You list this dummy page in your email and when your audience clicks on the link, they are immediately and seamlessly taken to the ultimate referral page - very nice, very courteous and very effective!

Want to see an example?  Here are two links that will take you to the same place.  They are links to my friend, Michael Angier's spring conference in Palm Springs, his "World Class Business" retreat - which is a wonderful thing, by the way!  You might want to check it out!  Here is the long version of the link:

http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/aftrack.asp?AFID=27439&U=www.successnet.org/wcb.htm

How would you like to fit all that in your newsletter, or even an email to a friend?  The potential for typos is high, and the thing just looks ugly.  So, here's a re-direct URL that I created and named "wcb.htm" that does the same thing:

http://www.philiphumbert.com/wcb.htm

Here are just some of the important advantages:

1.  The link is short and fits in an email much better
2.  It's personal and looks "friendly"
3.  It's from my site - helps my brand recognition
4.  Since it's from my site, the customer feels safer and more confident
5.  I can control and change the re-direct if I need to later

So, how do you create a re-direct page? 

It's about the simplest, easiest web page there is, since there are NO visible text or graphics actually on the page.  All of the code is tucked into the invisible "head" of the page.  Here are the steps, and I'll even give you ALL the code for re-direct pages to my various products and offers, below.  Here are the steps:

Step 1:  Launch your web-creation software and start with a blank page.  Look at the HTML code and you should see almost nothing except to following:

<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Step 2:  Between the <head> and the </head> tags, insert the following code:

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT=
"0;URL=http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/aftrack.asp?AFID=*****&U=www.philiphumbert.com/Riches.htm">

Be SURE to replace the red asterisks (*) with your unique affiliate ID number.  Name the page (I used:  "wcb.htm" in the example above) and save it.

Step 3:  Up-load the page to your web-host's server and send the new link to your audience in your newsletter, in individual emails, or from your website.  You're done!  Easy, safe, and very, very effective!

Let's make it EVEN EASIER!

Here are complete codes for each of my products and current teleclasses.  Just cut and paste the complete HTML code into a blank, new web page, save it, and put it on your site!


Code for:  "The Road to Riches" Teleclass:

<html>
<head>
<META HTTP-EQUIV=
"Refresh" CONTENT="0;URL=http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/aftrack.asp?AFID=*****&U=www.philiphumbert.com/Riches.htm">
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>


Code for:  "To YOUR Success!" Tape Set:

<html>
<head>
<META HTTP-EQUIV=
"Refresh" CONTENT="0;URL=http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/aftrack.asp?AFID=*****&U=www.philiphumbert.com/YourSuccess.htm">
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

Code for:  "101 Ways to Save $101 EVERY WEEK" Booklet:

<html>
<head>
<META HTTP-EQUIV=
"Refresh" CONTENT="0;URL=http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/aftrack.asp?AFID=*****&U=www.philiphumbert.com/Save$101.htm">
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>


Code for:  Newsletter & Teleclass Tape Sets:

<html>
<head>
<META HTTP-EQUIV=
"Refresh" CONTENT="0;URL=http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/aftrack.asp?AFID=*****&U=www.philiphumbert.com/ClassTapes.htm">
</head>
<body>
</body>
</html>

 

That's it!  Easy, fast, effective!  And, now that you know how to do this, you can use it for a variety of other affiliate programs or any time you want to shorten a long URL to something that looks and feels more "user friendly".

I hope this has been helpful!  Here's to our MUTUAL success!

Phil

__________________________________

Philip E. Humbert , PhD
Email:  Coach@philiphumbert.com
Web:  http://www.philiphumbert.com

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