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Google and affiliate sites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by darrensss, May 14, 2011.

  1. darrensss

    darrensss Power Member

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    what does big G think about affiliate sites?
    do they hit affiliate sites with bans?

    Im thinking about changing the way my sites work but it would give the appearance that they are part of a affiliate network (which they aren't)

    any advice on how google see's affilite sites? and what these sites do to avoid detection?
     
  2. thetraveller

    thetraveller Senior Member

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    Many reputable sites have affiliate links, Google will not ban such sites, but as the recent update shows, affiliate links can raise one flag in the whole calculation, and you can't do too much to hide from G.

    If you have just a squeeze affiliate page then your site may be penalized because of lack of quality content. You may overcome this with adding unique content pages.
     
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    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

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    Affiliate sites are still good. The best way to maintain a profitable affiliate site with good traffic from Google is to create some pages giving tips about the products you are selling. When people read useful tips, there are likely to click affiliate links and buy the products you are promoting.
     
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    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Here is a good guide on what google is up to and how it will effect us webmasters over the next 12 months.