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Hoplinks should you redirect from another domain?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by weBay, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. weBay

    weBay Senior Member

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    I always make my hoplinks redirects of pages within the website I am selling the product on. So for product X it would be productx.com/buy-now and that would redirect to my hoplink.

    However I am just thinking that as google looks badly (apparently) on affiliate links, is it actually better to set up a different domain for the redirect? That way the negative association is not passed onto the domain I am actually trying to rank?

    So for product x on productx.com the link would be byproductx.info ?

    Does this make sense? Is it worth it? Just thinking as I am struggling to rank my site above a competitors despite more backlinks and better onsite SEO.
     
  2. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    What you need to do (if you haven't already) is exclude the page that redirects to your hoplink from your sitemap. If using Wordpress and Google xml sitemaps, there is a section to choose pages to exclude.

    Re: more backlinks, note you may have more links but if your competitor has a strong pyramid structure (check the backlinks of his backlinks) then he/she will continue to out rank you. Its not just number of direct links.
     
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  3. weBay

    weBay Senior Member

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    great advice. thanks!

    Ill try and change my sitemap now.