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autoredirect to an affiliate

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by lakedaimon, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. lakedaimon

    lakedaimon Registered Member

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    Is it a good idea to auto redirect visitors from my blog to an affiliate that converts really well or it is a big no no?
     
  2. sm754

    sm754 Registered Member

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    Could be considered cookie stuffing if the user doesn't intentionally click a link to the site.
     
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    kaylanewett Power Member

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    What the hell are you talking about? That's not cookie stuffing. This is what cookie stuffing is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie_stuffing but back the question. It should be fine. I do that all the time and have had no problems yet.
     
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    Ptrick125 Regular Member

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    You run the risk of the affiliate shutting you down. You should probably get permission to be 100% safe.

    Posted via Topify using iPhone/iPad
     
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    Too broad question dude. But cloaking work very well for me indeed.
     
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    It wont considered cookie stuffing if you display a message to the visitor prior to the redirection. For ex, you use a meta-refresh redirection (not server side), and you display a message like: "You are now being redirected to the merchant website bla bla..."

    This is legit
     
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  8. lakedaimon

    lakedaimon Registered Member

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    Thank you all for your eye opening answers. mrblackjack nice idea. Perhaps i could take it a little further and add "You are now redirected and purchasing my affiliate product" lol
     
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    It's not cookie stuffing at all. It's quite the opposite. Also, remember discussions of C.S. are disallowed here(because it's not black hat, it's a weasel tactic and a fraud).

    Redirecting to your affiliate page is fine, but you'll likely lose rankings. Also, some affiliate networks may not like your source of traffic, so watch out for that, they can check the referrer.
     
  10. Barrymanolo

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    Get permission first mate, which has already been said, but you get the point