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How to mask a link?

matheussousuke
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I heard it can be done with javascript. Even saw it by myself.

It's like this:

When you put the mouse over a link, it will show a fake link in that bar at the bottom of the browser, I forgot the name, it's not the address bar cause the address bar is at the top.
Feb 24 '12 #1
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Dormilich
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itís the status bar. though its mutation might be disabled by the user.
Feb 24 '12 #2

Rabbit
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Probably using the onmouseover event to change the status bar text. I don't see a reason to do that unless it's to mask a malicious link.
Feb 24 '12 #3

matheussousuke
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@Rabbit

Sorry, it's not for a malicious link, it's for an affiliate link, I don't want people to see my ID.
Feb 24 '12 #4

Dormilich
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and what if they check the source code?
Feb 25 '12 #5

matheussousuke
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@Dormilich
Nahh, They wont do that, they will just put the mouse above the link and check the status bar to see if that's a scam, most people not even know how to open the source code.

It's something like "The site owner is telling me how to make money out of my website, but I can clearly see his affiliate link in the status bar, why should I click it? I dont want him to make money out of my comissions."

what if the link is masked?

"I'll check out this site."


He only gonna be able to see the real link after being redirected, because the link will be in the address bar, but some people are such in a rush, that they wont care about that.
Feb 25 '12 #6

Dormilich
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what if people don’t even look at the status bar?

It's something like "The site owner is telling me how to make money out of my website, but I can clearly see his affiliate link in the status bar, why should I click it? I dont want him to make money out of my comissions."

what if the link is masked?

"I'll check out this site."
you could call that deception.
Feb 25 '12 #7

matheussousuke
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@Dormilich
No, because people who looks at status bar actually will type the site url without the affiliate ID, that's also a deception.

I'm not doing anything wrong, I just want the person to see the link on the status that is the url without my ID.
Feb 25 '12 #8

Dormilich
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I doubt you’ll run into judical problems, though I can’t tell, whether user will feel deceived and therefore do not visit again.
Feb 25 '12 #9

matheussousuke
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Run into Judicial problems? I've seen many people using it.

Real Link: site.com/affid=02032
Status Bar Link: site.com

User click on it, then at the address will appear: site.com/affid=02032

I dont think I'll run into judicial problems because I'm just changing an affiliate link, what if I used a subdomain? Makes no sense, I would run into judicial issues if I were robbing.
Feb 25 '12 #10

Dormilich
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Run into Judicial problems?
I never said you’d do.
Feb 25 '12 #11

matheussousuke
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Sorry, I've read wrong.
Feb 25 '12 #12

matheussousuke
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on mouse over and which event?
I'm trying like this but I can't get any result:

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  1. <a href="https://www.regnow.com/checkout/cart/add/18888-13?affiliate=538361" onMouseOver="window.status=\'parent.location='http://doremiswfvideoconverter.blogspot.com/buyswftoflvconverter\'; return true;">
Mar 8 '12 #13

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