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Making Money With Popunder Ads & Link Cloaking

While monetizing your website through a network, you have to stay on top of popular techniques and follow the latest trends to get the most out of it. For example, most internet users these days have become accustomed to closing pop-ups even before they finish loading. But if the advertisement does not appear, it does not pay you. And if you monetize your website, this could cause a problem.

That’s where popunder ads come into play. They load in the background, meaning that you get a larger payout with minimum interference, while still showing the ad. Another effective technique to take into account is link cloaking – commonly used to shorten URLs and make them look neater. Let’s go over these two methods in more detail below.

Popunder ads are the latest fad

Pop-under ads

First of all, let’s talk about the way popunders work. They appear hidden behind the main browser window, and are shown to users after the window is closed. This ad is non-disruptive and can be used both for mobile and desktop ad formats . It loads fast, and the user only sees one popunder per visit (that’s why networks sometimes offer the option to show ads to a particular visitor once every few days).

Keep in mind that there are different payment terms and conditions which networks have. At Adsterra, we offer the most profitable CPM model with high rates, access to detailed statistics and flexible payment schedule.

To start working with an ad network is very simple. Generally, you need only to paste the code between the <head> tags on the pages you want the advertisement to be triggered.

Why affiliate links should be cloaked?

Cloaked links (Harry Potter screenshot)

First of all, affiliate links are also ads and they should be closed from Google Page Rank and, as a result, unfollowed. Secondly, it allows you to change all the links rapidly using an outbound script link.

Also, the “robots” line is in the code to prevent Google and the like from indexing the page. Because search engines consider meta refresh to be a spamming method, it’s better to keep their robots off the page entirely. And since the page will have no content anyway, there is hardly any point to indexing it.

Don’t get tempted by the possible high rankings of your affiliate links – if you get caught, you will suffer a harsh penalty, so it’s ultimately not worth the risk. If you want to play it even safer, put all these special pages in a single directory and create a robots exclusion statement for it in your robots.txt file.

The best method for link cloacking

This method is dependent on the following part of the HTML code:

<html> <head><meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow"> <meta http-equiv='refresh' content='0; url='(insert your link here)'> </head> </html>

Once a person clicks on the newly created link, the page will redirect them to the affiliate URL automatically. The only thing you must do is to ensure the link gets opened in a new window, so you don’t lose visitors!

There is nothing unethical when it comes to popunders and cloaked links. It takes a lot of hard work to maintain a website, and it’s only fair to receive reward for the countless hours spent on your internet portal. We suggest starting today with Adsterra. Highest CPM rates, real-time statistics, on-time payments and effective multiply formats. Interested?

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Written by Maria Yushchenko

Maria Yushchenko

Hi, I am Maria. My life at Adsterra began in Advertising Department helping our partners achieve the best results for their ad campaigns. And after a while, I found myself crazy in love with the brand and its people. With so many opportunities for professional growth, Adsterra also helped develop and bring to fruition my creative ideas . Feel free to contact me: mary@adsterra.com

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