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how does this happen?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lizmoz, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    Ok, I have a wp site and am linking to various products from there.. So, I have folder named "go" and keep my links in .php files there as just simple redirects.. No need to do double meta or anything, purely white hat site, so referrer will show.

    So, for one long tail kw, my relevant post on that used to rank 4. on google. Suddenly google changed the page link to the ../go/product.php (which of course just redirects to the actual offer). And I got more sales in 2 days that I usually get in the whole fking month. Basically google is direct linking to the merchant's page from a redirect php of mine. And this is pretty wtf.

    Now it's obviously a good thing. How can I trick google to do this more often? Anyone with similar experiences? I'm sure they'll fix it back soon to the post link, though.. Hope not, though! :)

    Lismos
     
  2. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    Okkayy -- cloaking.. but why google did this. Cloaking is still not so familiar to me..just on a conceptional level.. Have to take a deeper look into it! :)
     
  3. wwwyatt

    wwwyatt Newbie

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    sometimes google will do this, i've had them index my redirects before, they didn't last long for ranking but it's cool it's working for you.

    How do you have your php links setup? Just one page per redirect or like a library of them?
     
  4. zongoneri

    zongoneri Junior Member

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    one time i have the same situation for a gambling campaign but it disappear after 3/4 days
     
  5. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    mine still works but am guessing it's gone soon..

    i have just domain.com/recommends/product.php

    and am linking to there always from text then. so one php file per affiliate link.