I'm just wonderign for those of you whoo are deal / coupon bloggers doo you cloak your affiliate links? I don't use a link cloak now but with all the link cloakign plug ins out there I'm thinking there must be a good reason to cloak your links. If you do use a plug in what one do you find in the most simple?
I use affiliate redirects on most everything. Sometimes I just throw a banner/button up without the aff link but for the most part, I do a redirect.
I use Pretty Link Pro WP Plugin and it's mainly to make it easier for myself. Instead of having to get the link every time I want to share a coupon I can just insert my pretty link code.
I actually do try to cloak my links either manually with htaccess or with a plugin if it's wordpress. The plugin I'm currently using is Affiliate Link Cloaking Version 1.3.2 | By Clionpid I found it in a simple plugin search (free) and it's been very easy to use.