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Amazon Affiliate Localizer vs Cloaking Link: Which is Better?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Kintoups, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Kintoups

    Kintoups Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    At the moment, I'm using Pretty Links to cloak all my amazon links on my site and everything is directed to Amazon.com.

    However, here's a breakdown of my top countries for last month:

    1 United States 12,528
    2 United Kingdom 2,937
    3 Canada 2,321
    4 Germany 1,767
    5 France 1,024
    6 Australia 967
    7 Italy 786

    Which means that if I used a plugin to localize the visitors by IP using a plugin such as Amazon Link Localizer, I could target, close to 9,000 more visitors per month and I could get a potential 71% increase in revenues.

    However, the Amazon Link Localizer isn't working with a link cloaker such as Pretty Links, which means that I have to choose one or the other.

    I was just interested in knowing what you guys think I should do.

    Would you drop the link cloaker and use the Amazon Link Localizer to get a boost in traffic or would you keep all of your site's link cloaked for discretion and to not get Google angry to see a lot of different affiliate links?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tom Green

    Tom Green Registered Member

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    Try 1 better - do an A/B testing of homepage with localizer/pretty links.
    Give it a shot for 7 or 14 days, keep the version that works better for you.
    Or is your fear that Google might lower your ranking due the affiliate links?
     
  3. Kintoups

    Kintoups Junior Member

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    Hi Tom, thank you for your reply. As you mentioned, my fear is that I might get a penalty for having too many affiliate links on the same page. At the moment, my site is ranking #1 for my main keyword and I wouldn't want to jeopardize that by removing the cloaked links.
     
  4. Tom Green

    Tom Green Registered Member

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    Set up another site, using the other method, for a different keyword.
    Can't have the cake and eat it too.
    Worst case scenario, you'll make more money from ANOTHER site :)