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can google bots act as a click on affiliate links?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by leehughes, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. leehughes

    leehughes Regular Member

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    Hi,

    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?
     
  2. youngguy

    youngguy Senior Member

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    Put rel="nofollow" or use javascript links if you don't want bots like google, yahoo, aol,... "click" your link ;)
     
  3. leehughes

    leehughes Regular Member

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    so it was them then?

    :( Thought I might be getting paid then