Well, the price certainly seems right!
As tempting as it may be, especially in today’s economy, you may decide that a free link cloak may serve your purposes just as well as one you have to pay for. Although they are certainly popular, free concealers often lack certain features and you may well find that the disadvantages outweigh the fact that they are free. You may feel worse than you did before you started using one. So despite the fact that there are free link hiders out there, you should remember the old adage that you get what you pay for!
Why use one at all?
The fact that these link hiders are free naturally makes them very popular. That’s actually one of its biggest downsides. These days everyone thinks they need to cloak their links, mostly for legitimate reasons. Unfortunately for those people, there are plenty of inferior feeders who want to cloak their links for other illegitimate reasons. For example, these people will send users to adult websites, negative links, or in some cases to malicious websites in an attempt to hack into a person’s computer. These people have given many free link hiders a bad reputation, and the reputation of such programs has been tarnished. This is the reason why many free link hiders don’t last long on the market.
Now you see it….
Another drawback of these programs is that the links you get disappear quite often. So if you rely on these links to drive traffic and therefore sales, you should constantly check and update them to prevent them from simply disappearing from you. If you don’t check them regularly, the link may be down for an extended period of time before you discover it.
A dishonest businessman? Never!
Another thing to consider is this. How do you know that you can trust the person running the free concealer? How do you know they’re not just altering your links and hijacking them to their own affiliate ID? This happens more often than you would like to know.
As you can see, free affiliate link hiders are usually anything BUT free. It might not cost you anything to use them, but you’ll end up paying an even bigger price later when they disappear along with all your links! So you have to ask yourself if the lost sales later is worth the free price in the first place. If you’re serious about your internet marketing efforts, the answer is probably pretty clear.
Remember what your mom told you
So remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, and nothing is really free. Although free link hiders may seem like an attractive option, the drawbacks really outweigh the benefits of being free. You really should stay away from them as much as possible. Like I said, you get what you pay for.