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Topic: Masking URL in links to other websites
Posted By: openelementer
Subject: Masking URL in links to other websites
Date Posted: 14 Oct 2019 at 09:41
I would like to link to another website. However, I do not want the website URL to appear when the mouse hovers over it. Also, I want to mask the URL to the link's destination. Any help would be appreciated.

The reason for masking the URLs is due to data sources for an academic research project wishing to remain confidential at this point in time. Thank you.



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Posted By: digizar
Date Posted: 14 Oct 2019 at 13:43
It might be an 'impossible' task.
And I would not recommend to hide that information.
Because visitors might expect to be trapped / lured into some serious junk.
At least, I personally would never ever click on an invisible link.
And, more serious, I would never come back.


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Posted By: Hobby001
Date Posted: 15 Oct 2019 at 04:36
Originally posted by openelementer openelementer wrote:

I would like to link to another website. However, I do not want the website URL to appear when the mouse hovers over it. Also, I want to mask the URL to the link's destination. Any help would be appreciated.

The reason for masking the URLs is due to data sources for an academic research project wishing to remain confidential at this point in time. Thank you.

HTML code is downloaded to the browser so whatever is included in it will be easy to detect.

You may try to use a link to an internal blank or fake page and redirect it to another site trough htaccess.

That being said. I never tested it but give it a try.






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https://denislafrance.net/index.en-us.htm" rel="nofollow - Anyone who wants to put something on line gets hooked by something big


Posted By: Hobby001
Date Posted: 15 Oct 2019 at 14:56
Tips and tricks

https://www.interserver.net/tips/kb/how-to-do-url-masking/" rel="nofollow - https://www.interserver.net/tips/kb/how-to-do-url-masking/



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https://denislafrance.net/index.en-us.htm" rel="nofollow - Anyone who wants to put something on line gets hooked by something big


Posted By: openelementer
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2019 at 01:28
Hobby001,

Thank you for the professional, objective, and overall outstanding advice. A huge help!



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