I thought I would write this quick post about how to hide an affiliate link with a php redirect script because I wanted to use it on Pinterest and could not find any really complete instructions for it. Well, not ones that technophobes could understand!
I’ve only just got into Pinterest after buying NonStoPinterest ( read more about that here) and I had heard that Pinterest has clamped down on marketers spamming it with their affiliate links. This is what happened when it first launched.
In fact, when I tried to add an affiliate link, I had cloaked with Pretty Link, to my image to promote an affiliate product the system would not allow it. I asked in the NonStoPinterest Facebook group and Chris suggested I could try a redirect using a php script and gave me some brief instructions about how to do it.