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Cloaking affiliate links

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by PinkyX, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. PinkyX

    PinkyX Power Member

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    I've heard that affiliate links on your website may make it harder to rank a website. Is it true?
    If yes, how can I cloak them? (I'd love to not loose any linkjuice too, so I guess no-follow ftw?)
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    It's easy

    make a page bounce.php

    use php with header relocation redirect

    base64 encode the url or something similar and decode it on the fly

    OH, and don't forget to robots.txt bounce.php to disallow indexing
     
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    thetraveller Senior Member

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    I use .htaccess redirects with folders to hide my affiliate links, still I don't know if it's a safe idea from the G point of view..

    Yes it is true that G doesn't like sites with affiliate links all over.
     
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    Not sure what language the demon is speaking but if Wordpress:

    Install plugin 'Redirect All Types' and use that to hide your affiliate link behind an internal url page. eg, yoursite.com/download. Then in your XML sitemap plugin, exclude that page from the sitemap and you are good. So google does not crawl the page that redirects your link and customers do not see the affiiate link and just an internal url.
     
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    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I realize this is an old article but i would like to know is it safe to use?
     
  6. mardareme

    mardareme Newbie

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    wow..interesting things about cloacking...cheers
     
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    mrblackjack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    if u want to drive traffic to your affiliate urls whether of organic traffic or paid, you need a stable real-time updated cloaker that can handle human reviewers and bots updates. Hit me with a PM if u need such a service.
     
  9. sovereign

    sovereign Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    lol I've never cloaked a single link

    I've also never had a problem related to uncloaked links >_>

    Paranoia!