Use A Double Meta Refresh To Hide Your Traffic Sources

Double Meta Refresh

If you’re an affiliate marketer, email marketer, social media marketer or do any other type of online marketing and send traffic to other people’s offers, did you know that they can see exactly where it’s coming from?


That’s right!


That means that affiliate or CPA networks, product vendors or maybe even your competitors can gain access to YOUR traffic sources. The referring site is passed along for them to see and your traffic ‘secret’ traffic sources are no longer secret. Even if you use some type of click tracking or link tracking software to redirect the traffic, the referrer information can still be passed along and others can effectively take your traffic sources and use them as their own, cutting you out of any sales and commissions. 


So, what is a Double Meta Refresh and how does it work?


A Double Meta Refresh is essentially a neat backend trick that blanks out your referrer information from being sent to the destination website. It does this by using a Meta Refresh twice (hence Double Meta Refresh) to refresh or reload the page on your site and then refresh it on itself again, so no link is clicked on and there is no referring site. (It’s actually a little more complex than that programming wise using some fancy pants JavaScript, but you get the idea.)


This awesome trick is also commonly known as de-referring. This essentially means to strip the details of the referring website from link request so that CPA networks, advertisers and further competition cannot identify where the user or your traffic is coming from.


So, your traffic sources, landing pages and marketing strategies are protected and hidden from the end user and they can’t use them as their own. This is a very important strategy for anyone who does affiliate marketing and wants to protect their commissions. If you’re not using a Double Meta Refresh, your commissions are at risk of being stolen.


Why would you want to use a Double Meta Refresh anyways?


Easy, using a DMR has lots of upsides and no downsides (besides maybe making the redirect take an unnoticeable few microseconds longer).


  • - To protect your traffic sources from traffic thieves.
  • - To hide your landing pages and sales funnels from people who might want to rip you off.
  • - To mask your successful social media campaigns or pay per clicks sources.
  • - But mainly, to protect your sales, commissions and bottom line.

Of course, Double Meta Refreshes can also be used by black hat marketers who use unethical traffic sources or send spam, but it’s pretty easy to tell by the quality of traffic that it’s not legit, so it’s not going to be long before they’re found out. And we know you wouldn’t do that anyway :)


How does a Double Meta Refresh work with


Since clicking on a link will send the referring website as the referrer, even when using a Click Tracking Software like to redirect the click, the only way to remove the referrer is using a Double Meta Refresh to blank out the referrer through a Redirect Loop.


You can program this onto your own website if you’ve got some technical ability and programming skills… but there’s no need to.


Unlike a lot of other Click Tracking sites and software, has the Double Meta Refresh feature build right in and available on all plans. Just select “Double Meta Refresh” as the redirect type when creating a tracking link and you’re good to go.


If you’re using – then you’ve got nothing to worry about. If you’re not, then signup today and take advantage of the Double Meta refresh and our other 30+ tools and features designed to protect your sales, commissions and make you more money.