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Amazon affiliate links?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by s3ctum, May 25, 2015.

  1. s3ctum

    s3ctum Registered Member

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    How can I link from my money site to amazon without risking rank decreases or even penalties?
    I've heard that affiliate sites will rank not so good as sites which are just looking informative.

    I don't want to buy an cloaking service since it's not that cheap at all.
     
  2. and5rey

    and5rey Regular Member

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    You can cloak your affiliate links for free using an HTML redirect. Also, don't forget to nofollow your affiliate links.

    Just create an index.html file in Notepad and place a code like this one into it:

    Then just place this index.html file into a folder on your website that you will create - e.g. yourwebsite.com/go/sony-tv
     
  3. unstabletable

    unstabletable Junior Member

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    That is cloaking, yes, but doesn't really stop Google from following the link, does it :p The OP wanted to know how to link to Amazon without risking his rankings, and in theory, the method you laid out might risk his rankings because search engines can (and most will) follow such a cloaked link, even if it has a no-follow attribute.
     
  4. onlineonly

    onlineonly Power Member

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    Don't bother cloaking, there's no Point. Just dont spam your pages with links and you will be alright. I never cloak links and some of my sites have 100's of posts and every single post have at least 1 link to amazon and ive never had my sites penalized for it, and I had them for years.
     
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