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Is it possible to rank an affiliate link on Google?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by invest207, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. invest207

    invest207 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi. I couldnt find an answer elsewhere and I was wondering if it is possible(by using hard backlinking) to rank only the affiliate link of a product on google.
    Thx
     
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    I very much doubt Google would index an affiliate link.
     
  3. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Power Member

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    I actually remember someone asking the same question.
    To answer it, it has happened. It's rare, but I guess someone got really lucky or the person behind it is powerful.
    But I doubt that it can still be done. I'm sure Google has figured it all out. ;)
     
  4. Last_Legend

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    yes you can but not your ugly affiliate URL.
    Create a webpage related to your product and do everything one it like offpage, Onpage etc,
    Submit your page manually on google webmaster tools after verifying your site.
    Once your site is indexed and you getting traffic via search (not going to tell about SEO LOL) .
    redirect permanently your site to your affiliate link ;)

    That is much easier than working on affiliate link :)
     
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    I don't think you can do it anymore. I saw a few, but that was some time ago.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I have used a similar method for Aff links in the past.
    As long as the link is disguised it can be ranked short term.
     
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    OK so do Iframing on your domain .. hope it still works ;)
     
  8. sudorank

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    All i'm gonna say is this:

    "302 redirects use the title / meta tags from the page that existed before"

    The rest you can figure out yourself and is live right now on a very popular niche :cool:
     
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    I have seen it happen, although it is incredibly rare.

    It also depends on how the company handles affiliate URLs. If the affiliate URL does a whole ton of redirects the answer is no.

    With that being said I would always recommend against it. You would get better results just building your own site.
     
  10. validseo

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    In the past people have done it by first ranking a regular web page then once they are where they want to be they redirect the page to the affiliate link. It only lasts until you get caught and probably gets your domain banned from the SERPs. A lot of the original black hat techniques involved redirects and cloaking from Google/bot