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Does Google hate Amazon affiliate links?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by axtolip, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. axtolip

    axtolip Newbie

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    I'm reading contradictory opinions on this. Some say they were punished for posting too many and others that it doesn't really matter as long as your site is legit. I'm using Amazon links on most of my sites and I've found a couple of golden products I'm afraid I may be over promoting. How risky is this?
     
  2. peetrike

    peetrike Power Member

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    You can always hide those from search engine bots - visitors see the links but crawlers don`t. But you can always test it by yourself too - build a site, rank and then add links and see if you lose rankings or not.

    Cheers
     
  3. AcSol

    AcSol Newbie

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    keep me updated on this matter! i'm actually quite curious about this as well...just started putting up affiliate links
     
  4. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    There's a BST here for a product called Link Ninja, you can hide your links from Search Engines with it.
    And yeah, there are high chances to hate Amazon Links considering Amazon announced a new Advertising Network, a great competitor for G.
     
  5. Morpheus0007

    Morpheus0007 Newbie

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    Traditionally google hates any affiliate links.. They can be hidden from crawlers though. I would a little trial and error concerning that, build just a couple and monitor closely.. Obviously, discontinue if you see yourself penalized.
     
  6. Nut-Nights

    Nut-Nights Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I am using amazon on my blogs and also using amazon aff links on my blog. It never hurts my ranking. If you use aff link on Blogspot may be you will get ban.
     
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    WPRipper Supreme Member

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    Another useless thread. What do you thing about all those threads about making an amazon affiliate website or users journeys? So much energy wasted ...
     
  8. ming34

    ming34 Regular Member

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    hiding them from search engine is an good idea
     
  9. CreativeLinks

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  10. rankspire

    rankspire Elite Member

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    Either use Link Ninja or cloak the link with thirsty affiliates or similar plugins.