Direct Link tracking is the most advanced, SEO-friendly tracking tool available on the affiliate software market. Post Affiliate Pro implements this unique tracking, even in the low-cost Xpress Edition.
The visitor referred through DirectLink is recognized by the HTTP_REFERER information sent by the browser. It is the address of the page (if any) which referred the browser to the destination page. In short, when a visitor clicks a link on the affiliate’s page, the HTTP_REFERER will be the address of affiliate’s page.
Our system will then check this page in our database to learn if the page belongs to an affiliate, and it will then assign that person the referral (and click).
This method is browser dependent, so it is reliable 90-99% of the time. All modern browsers send this information, and with the advantages mentioned below you can use it as your main linking strategy.
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