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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

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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:

    mysite.com/go/affiliate1

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

    QUESTIONS:
    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?

    Thanks