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How networks cloak their links, to avoid negative/over SEO (question)

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by mandude, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. mandude

    mandude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So for example, share-a-sale, an affiliate's banners and links link to share-a-sale, and then from there, it redirects to our site and they get the commission but never any actual links to our site, so they can spam the heck out of their affiliate links and it wont affect us.

    HOW do we put something like this in place ourselves. I don't think buying a new domain, and a simple 301 redirect would work, it positive SEO gets passed thru 301, so does negative SEO. So how the heck do the big companies do it, so it passes the affiliate code, thru a different URL, and no affiliate links to our actual website.

    I am probably going to have to get some code or something written, but if anyone knows how this works, can give me more knowledge or this already exists, please let me know!!
     
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    mandude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hoping for some guidance!
     
  3. mrblackjack

    mrblackjack Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You mean: "Referrer Spoofing" ?
    So you can spam your website, but the spammed website does not appear as referrer to the aff link ?
     
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    mandude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I dont want to spam my website. I want to try to protect our website from affiliates linking way too much to their affiliate link aka our domain (their code is just, oursite.com/affID)
    So need to know how to do this, I dont think just having NewSiteB.com/affid > 301 redirect to OurSite.com will protect against negative affects.
     
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    a simple 302 will not pass link juice good or bad. it's made to be a temp redirect so it doesn't pass juice. that should do the trick for ya.
     
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    you can also disalow robots on NewSiteB.com/affid