I currently include affiliate links on my pages. The links go to PHP files that in turn redirect to the affiliate pages using the following header code:
<?php header('Location: http://www.affiliate-site.com/track/12345678/'); ?>
When the page visitor clicks on the link they get redirected to the affiliate page with the tracking code in the title bar.
- Is there any risk of someone abusing my tracking number or ill purposes?
- Is it possible/ recommended that I hide the tracking number from being displayed?
- Should I dissallow robots from indexing my redirect PHP files?
I am concerned about stats and clicks tampering and getting banned for inappropriate usage of my affiliate tracking code.