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Does Google ban my site for 301 redirection to affiliate links? Please Help

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by tabish8612, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. tabish8612

    tabish8612 Power Member

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    Hi, I want to know that few days ago I set 301 permanent to my affiliate link using pretty links plugin. So if my site is http://abc.com then I set http://abc.com/solution which redirect to my affiliate links and when today I watch my ranking, my site?s homepage is found no where in google but its inner page is at #150 or so.

    Before getting ban my site use to be in top 5. That?s why I want to know does 301 permanent redirect to affiliate link is bad in the eyes of google.

    I have around 5 site and the 2 site which I set 301 redirect to affiliate page get ban but 1 site is not get effected because I set temporary direct to its affiliate links.

    I change 301 redirect affiliate links to meta-refresh now. Is it ok? Will I get my site back because it is in top 5 for heavy searches..
     
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    moonlighsunligh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I doubt this is the cause.
     
  3. jakey02

    jakey02 Newbie

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    Ye i dont think that would be the cause too.
     
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    dp40oz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yea thats an awful idea. That will definitely get you slapped.
     
  5. tabish8612

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    What should I do now?

    Well I change all the 301 redirect affiliate links to meta-refresh and build 30 web2.0 to my site. Will see that happened.

    Anyone face same situation?
     
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    Plain and simple, use a javascript or php redirect, which is 100% legal instead. You can search how to do it on php.net.

    Unless it is a legitimate error redirect for something, such as a hack, backup failure, or server issue, you can't use error redirects anymore. They haven't been stable for marketing redirects for some time now.

    Most search engines, especially google de-index pages that use error redirects when they find them and label them as a modern take on the old doorway portals.
     
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  7. tabish8612

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    my question is that If I change all 301 and 307 redirect affiliate links into meta-refresh redirect. Will I get my site back ranking for same position?
    I saw one of my competitor who is using meta-refresh to his affiliate link and he is still ranking in top 3.
    Do anyone has experience about this?
     
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    anyone?
     
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    It is most probably some other reason for the penalty.
     
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    Well I also have 2 websites using pretty-links to redirect to an affiliate site, I created the links using a folder that I could then block in the robots.txt file so a link will read something like http:mysite...com/products/affiliatelink I wonder if this could be one of the many reason why they went from the top 3 rankings to 500-600 results all of the sudden after penguin. Will change the redirects to direct links to see what happens... What did you find out? Did you get results back?
     
  11. tabish8612

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    After changing 301 redirect to meta-refresh and blocking the google access from the folder than contain meta-fresh script, I got my site back again. All I did was change to meta-fresh, block access of google and build 30 web2.0 using 1 spun article.
     
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