Once you’ve installed the build a niche store script on your server, the first thing you’ll want to do is make sure it is secure. The last thing you want is someone sneaking in and changing the ebay affiliate code to their own.

When choosing a password, you want to choose something that is a combination of letters, numbers and special characters. Alternating between upper and lower case is a good strategy as well.

Something like…


is an example of a very unsecured password.

Something like…


is an example of a much more secure password.

Also, when choosing your password, it is important to use different passwords for everything you do. If you use one password for everything then in the event one gets compromised, the thief basically has a master key to everything you have online.

Don’t worry, your build a niche store password can be recovered by email should you forget.

Note: RoboForm is a free password generator, auto login tool and form filler which I couldn’t live without. You can also download my free roboform guide that will show you how to use it to submit articles, trade links and lots of other neat marketing tricks.

Click the link to learn more about the Build a Niche Store and all of its features or watch this video now to see it in action!

Take care,


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Thanks, Gail, great post! I got a little confused around the ‘how to count the cloaked links’ section but I think that was more due to the time (3am) than anything else. I have tried your methods again this morning though and they work perfectly.

I’m using it on an unindexed landing page, driving traffic via PPC, and promoting a clickbank product. So far so good…


Glad you were able to get it going! Your problem with understanding probably had less to do with it being 3am when you were reading and more to do with it being 3am when I wrote it. ;)


Hi Gail,

I tried your cloak link for clickbank, and it worked perfectly on the first time. the same cloak link can be used for commission junction as well?. I looked at your cloak link generator, not sure I understood it well, to give it a try.
thanks for your help Gail.

Warm regrds


Hi Charles,

Glad you were able to use the clickbank code easily. I don’t use CJ much and haven’t tried to see if I could cloak the links. For the misc items I do promote, I use my own url shrinker. You can see it at http://wahguide.com/url , you are free to use that one if you like or you can install the script and use on your own site. You can download it at http://wahguide.com/freebies/url-shortner.zip , I also put a link to it in the freebies section. It’s easy to install and the readme file is included. If you have any problems with it, just let me know. On a side note, I think it would not be difficult to do Ebay links and I’ll look at that sometime soon.

Take care,


Hi Gail,

Thank you so much for the reply. the url shrinker seems attractive. No Gail I did not use it yet, though just tested it. Just saw your reply, thought I will say thanks. will catch up with you once I try it out. Thanks again Gail.

Warm Regards


hi nice post pretty useful I got this to work, although it would be nice to know how to also include .html extension on the end instead of just http://yoursite.com/amz/B0011ZCDKS. I’m sure this can be all done in .htaccess file just not sure I’m a little bit of a green horn lol!


Hi Sheldon,

It’s no problem to add the .html to the end.

RewriteRule ^(.*)

RewriteRule ^(.*)\.html

Then your link would look like

This works with clickbank as well. And you can change the html to any file extension you want. It is basically just ignored anyway.



thanks for useful tips you let me to know more about .htaccess.
how i can indexing my newly created sites using .htaccess in search engines like google?

thanks alot for article.


Whoa… this site is pretty awesome :) your layout is really well designed, and your blogs are (judging from what i’ve read) very interesting. heehee… consider yourself favorited. :-P


Hello, I enjoy reading through your blog, I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the better of luck for all your blogging efforts.

Flippa Chick

Excellent post! I’ve switched over one of my dynamic websites to a static .html website and was looking for a more efficient way to cloak my Amazon links since I couldn’t use the features of plugins.

Thanks for sharing! :)


Amazon Links idea great. I’m going to try it with my Amazon affiliate sites. thank you.

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