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Do I need to cloak amazon associates affiliate URLs?

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by Rackle, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Rackle

    Rackle Registered Member

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    I'm having an micro niche site with around 10k content it's in the 'review' style of amazon niche pages.
    Do I need to cloak my affiliate urls or just bit.ly or blank urls?
    I'm using aff urls in call to action buttons and on pictures.
     
  2. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    Um, that is directly against Amazon's Affiliate policy and will get you banned. Might want to read their terms before proceeding.


    30. You will not cloak, hide, spoof, or otherwise obscure the URL of your site containing Special Links (including by use of a redirecting page) or the user agent of the application in which Content is displayed or used such that we cannot reasonably determine the site or application from which a customer clicks through such Special Link to the Amazon Site.
     
  3. vikiendu

    vikiendu Regular Member

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    You can cloak:

    30. You will not cloak, hide, spoof, or otherwise obscure the URL of your site containing Special Links (including by use of a redirecting page) or the user agent of the application in which Content is displayed or used such that we cannot reasonably determine the site or application from which a customer clicks through such Special Link to the Amazon Site.

    EasyAzon users cloak everyday, no one gets banned, it depends much on the cloaking method
     
  4. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Obviously cloaking is something you do under the radar.

    But the answer in this case is no: if your site has the privacy statement and Amazon affiliate disclosure stuff then you're doing nothing wrong. If you can rank it, it'll bank. Problem is ranking a bunch of reviews.
     
  5. Rackle

    Rackle Registered Member

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    Ok then I have another question.
    When I'm adding affiliate links to the post is it ok to add like an aff link in the actual product image I'm promoting and in an calltoaction button or it's too much in google eyes and I may get penalized?
    Any idea/help?