View Poll Results: How do you link to gambling sites?

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  • I hard-code links and the affiliate codes are displayed on the browser status line.

    4 26.67%
  • I hard-code links but in a way that affiliate codes are not displayed on the browser status line.

    3 20.00%
  • I use a redirection script to count clicks but hard-code links with affiliate codes as a parameter to the redirect script.

    1 6.67%
  • I use a redirection script that lets me keep affiliate codes in a database but the script doesn't count clicks.

    1 6.67%
  • I use a redirection script that lets me keep affiliate codes in a database and also use the script to count clicks.

    6 40.00%
  • Other - let us know what you do.

    0 0%
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    Question How do you link to gambling sites?

    There a lots of approaches that can be used to link from your portal site to gambling sites you promote.

    You can hard-code links with your affiliate codes, you can use a redirection script to keep affiliate codes in a database so you can change them more easily and/or to keep a count of clicks. You can also have you links show that you are using an affiliate code, or you can hide the affiliate codes in the links you display.

    How do you handle affiliate links on your site?

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    I've got a subdirectory that's nofollowed from the robots.txt that has a redirect script for each casino (or tracking code). I then link to that particular redirect file within my content using a rel="nofollow" attribute. This allows the links to appear as if they are internal and hopefully minimizes the impression of a pure "affiliate" site.

    I would use a database, but the server load and time managing the database (as well as the added server load) is not worth it for me yet. If I had hundreds of websites I'd definetely streamline the managing process some, but for now it's manageable.

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    I've tried a bunch of different approaches... And honestly, saw very little difference. So I went with the easiest to implement. I do keep my links in a database, so I can update the link in the DB and have it instantly reflect whereever I use the link.
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