Heya Rick - I use a page that makes a redirect url to my lp affiliate thingie.
feel free to study what it looks like at http://efgroup.net/efglunar.html
I'm not saying its the BEST way to do it, but its a way that works for me, and IMO, it LOOKS cleaner to the end user experience, and its MUCH easier for entry into Search Engines.
When I put out my link - its always MY html page ref, and not the lp one.
I also use it for tracking on my side, but if you study it - you can get the idea as well.
If you want to look at standard graphics click/link stuff - you can take a look at http://efgroup.net/vfug.html
warmest regards [Bill]