can google bots act as a click on affiliate links?


Regular Member
Jul 11, 2010

I have some affiliate links set up as a 301 re-direct so that I have a nice permalink and not a horrible one.

I also have getclicky a real time analytics programe.

Today getclicky did not show any vistors to my site but my affilate program I used showed that my links had been clicked 8 times .

So either get clicky is wrong or my affilate program but I was wondering if a google bot could have triggered this?
Put rel="nofollow" or use javascript links if you don't want bots like google, yahoo, aol,... "click" your link ;)
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