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Can i promote amazon affiliate links on twitter?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dllll, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. dllll

    dllll Registered Member

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    Is it possible to cloak amazon affiliate links to show as if the traffic is coming from my website so i can post the links on twitter and other social media sites? If so how safe is it, is amazon strict about this sort of thing?
     
  2. Sordalumni

    Sordalumni Newbie

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    Disclaimer: I'm in the same situation as you and I haven't had a go-ahead from Amazon with this method.

    You could cloak all the links to Amazon on your website like this:

    Link to Amazon Product: <a href="http://yoursite.com/amzn/11223344" target="_blank">Product with ASIN:11223344</a>
    Your /amzn/[ASIN] folder would then do a 302 redirect to the amazon product page with your affiliate code.

    If done like this, it will be impossible to tell whether the click came from your website or the above link posted on Twitter.

    As I said, I'm not sure if Amazon approves this (in fact I believe they make all cloaking against their ToS).

    I was considering doing this for SEO purposes, but risking profit for whatever SEO benefit this gives me seems a bit stupid. If you decide to do this and it works though, please let me know.

    You can use https://yoast.com/cloak-affiliate-links/
     
  3. dllll

    dllll Registered Member

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    ^^ Thanks for your input but i was hoping to hear from someone who has tried this.