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Link Cloaking and Recent Google Algo

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dizen, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. dizen

    dizen Regular Member

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    With recent changes of Google algo. Is it adviseable to use link cloaking or not?

    Cloaked link
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    mysitedotcom/go/product_name

    Normal link
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    amazondotcom/product_name

    Thx
     
  2. littleg2008

    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    would make no difference at all. Google only reads the destination in a link, so cloaking only is there for the visitors to your site, cloaking does nothing to hide from Google
     
  3. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

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    Well, I observed that when I put your Amazon affiliate links directly, the pages lost rankings in a day or two. But when I replaced the links with a shortened URL, my rankings came back.