Amazon redirect 301 affiliate link

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Hello, I've noticed that some large affiliate websites associated with Amazon, when clicking on the affiliate link, instead of directly going to the Amazon product page, activate a 301 redirect that leads to a subdomain of the site (or another site) and then to Amazon. How do they manage to do this? Additionally, doesn't this go against Amazon's guidelines?
 
I don't know Geniuslink, but I can tell you that the websites I'm talking about work like this: Link button > 301 subdomain (or another site) > Amazon product page. I believe it's used to prevent Google from understanding that the link directs to Amazon, but I don't understand what they use.
 
The 301 redirect strategy is often used for tracking and control purposes. By directing clicks through their own domain first, affiliates can track user behavior, measure the effectiveness of different links or campaigns, and even change the final destination URL without altering the link on their site
 
When big affiliate websites link to Amazon products, some use a trick where instead of going straight to Amazon, the link first takes you to another part of their website and then redirects to Amazon. This helps them track things better. However, it's important to follow Amazon's rules to avoid problems.
 
It's a strategy used by some marketers to mask the affiliate links by using 301 redirects. It's important to review and comply the terms of services by amazon associate. You can get penalty if you violate the terms which could lead to termination of the affiliate account. Always prioritize transparency and adhere to program guidelines
 
The 301 redirect strategy is often used for tracking and control purposes. By directing clicks through their own domain first, affiliates can track user behavior, measure the effectiveness of different links or campaigns, and even change the final destination URL without altering the link on their site
Yeah but isnt it also something might lower the conversion rate? I mean increasing the step for shopping experience plus giving up from your credibility with not landing the buyer to the destination.
Hello, I've noticed that some large affiliate websites associated with Amazon, when clicking on the affiliate link, instead of directly going to the Amazon product page, activate a 301 redirect that leads to a subdomain of the site (or another site) and then to Amazon. How do they manage to do this? Additionally, doesn't this go against Amazon's guidelines?
Would like to check that website or if someone can share an example.
It's a strategy used by some marketers to mask the affiliate links by using 301 redirects. It's important to review and comply the terms of services by amazon associate. You can get penalty if you violate the terms which could lead to termination of the affiliate account. Always prioritize transparency and adhere to program guidelines
Found something like this:
https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/help/node/topic/GVFBVT6N73NTC933
 
This is used to help with their own tracking. They get to see which users are going to their domain---> and then to Amazon.
 
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