For example, instead of the standard affiliate link: http://www.merchantsite.com/?a_aid=12345&a_bid=54321
you would use: http://www.yourdomain.com/myredir.html where myredir.html is the file generated by the cloaker, that will automatically redirect you to the original site (url).
The affiliate link protector is available in the affiliate panel in Promotion -> Advanced tools -> Affiliate link protector / cloaker.
How it works
The cloaker works very simply.
Let's say an affiliate enters the following link into the "URL to protect / cloak" field:
When the affiliate clicks "Generate", the a "file.php" file will be generated and offered to be downloaded.
After downloading the file the affiliate can rename it e.g. as discount.php
Now, the affiliate uploads that renamed file (discount.php) to his own server to the following location:
so that he can provide anyone the following link:
Now, if any customer clicks the link of "http://mysite.com/discount.php", then he/she will be redirected to http://www.merchantsite.com/?a_aid=12345&a_bid=54321