What Is Double Meta Refresh?
Double Meta Refresh (DMR) is a simple trick to help ensure that when you follow a link from a one website to another, the second website can not view your traffic sources and conversion results.
When you’re promoting your affiliate sites through many different platform (e.g. Facebook or Twitter) and you’re operating in the same market as other sites all promoting the same products, you risk having your traffic sources stolen which is why you need Double Meta Refresh.
How It Works?
Double Meta Refresh essentially blanks the referrer through a Redirect Loop. This feature will check to make sure the referrer is blanked. If it is, the redirect goes straight through. If it’s not however, this feature will loop through the meta refresh until the referrer is blanked and then send it through as usual.
- Restricts networks or advertisers from stealing your traffic sources, or campaigns
- Best security for affiliate when competing against so many people who are selling the same product as you
- It will restrict your competitors from taking what is rightfully yours
- The referrer is hidden
- Loading time may take a few extra milliseconds as it will go through the Redirect Loop first
What Makes Double Meta Refresh Different From Link Cloaking?
Double Meta Refresh and link cloaking have some similar benefits but different in their process. They are both effecting, however, DMR gets rid of the referrer completely and secures your traffic sources whereas link cloaking will have your link appear differently to search engines.