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affiliate links before or after?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by awilliam, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. awilliam

    awilliam Newbie

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    Hi,

    Regarding affiliate links, should they be put on the website before or after off-site SEO.

    Will the links affect how it ranks, or when I eventually add them, will they affect my ranking?

    What's the best thing to do here?

    Cheers!
     
  2. xjapan

    xjapan Power Member

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    you may put the links when your rankings are on 1st page
     
  3. Cashington

    Cashington Regular Member

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    When you get close to the 1st page or even better when you're there..
     
  4. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

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    I insert affiliate links in my content as soon as I finish building the site and before starting off-site SEO. It makes no difference whether you add the affiliate links before or after.
     
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  5. shezboy

    shezboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you get your site ranked well without aff links on it and then place them on the site, IF having affiliate links on the site is an issue that Google doesn't like, then there is a good chance Google may dip your site in the rankings.

    Is your site a WP site? If so let me know as I have something that can hide your affiliate links from Google so it won't affect your rankings.

    Thanks,

    Shez
     
  6. awilliam

    awilliam Newbie

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Shez, yes it is a WP site.
     
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    After you are ranking page 1. But have a link in place where you are funneling traffic to first so that there is an exit point to your site and people just hit a dead end.
     
  9. Snubbles

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    I would say it doesn't matter. Don't overthink it. I usually just put it on my site while building it.