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Affiliate Links in a Post Panda World

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by burnsai, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. burnsai

    burnsai Newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
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    On my site - I have about 1000 product pages. On each page i have:

    1 affiliate link going directly to the manufacturer's product page
    1 affiliate link going to the manufacturer's home page

    For the second link I have set up a simple 301 redirects in my .htaccess file, so the links on my site look something like this:


    I have noindexed the affiliate links in my robots.txt file
    I have added no follow to every affiliate link in question

    1. Do you all think that having multiple outbound links to the same domain is hurting my page authority (rankings)

    2. Is using a 301 redirect leaking some of my linkjuice to my affiliates (who are now outranking me in the SERPS)

    3. Would using a 302 redirect stop the leak of linkjuice

    4. Is having nofollow on so many links sending a message to google that I'm linking to questionable sources?

    5. Is there a better way to deal with affiliate links using java script etc - something that google can't follow. Would this look suspicious to google?