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Need Consult from fellow SEO Wiz???

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by flibbertigibbet, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    I have this site that is getting about 300-400 visits per day and is ranked #1 for 95% of the keywords I've set out to rank for. I recently found an affiliate offer that is perfect for this market and would like to re-direct all of the traffic to the affiliate offer. The problem with this is, I try to use a meta refresh and/or a javascript redirect (the site is HTML on a Windows platform), and my SEO description for that page disappears in the search engine (Big G). The ranks aren't effected at all, and the link is still there, but because there is no description with the link, my normal g0ogle visitors are no longer clicking because they don't think the site is relevant to what they're searching for. Here's what it normally looks like:

    TITLE
    DESCRIPTION
    LINK TO SITE


    and with java/meta redirects:

    TITLE
    LINK TO SITE


    Does anyone know of a way I can re-direct these visitors to my affiliate offer without using META refresh, javascript redirects, or PHP? Something a bit more creative? I was thinking of a gateway, so they would HAVE to click through to the affiliate page....but am not sure how to set this up? I don't have a gateway script, and thought about doing a popover/popunder, but am not sure really how to implement that either?
     
  2. blackhat-dudette

    blackhat-dudette Regular Member

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    If your site is so strong in the serps, can you not create a new page about the affiliate offer (as relevant pages show in the serps) and then after it is cached - 301 that specific page onto the affiliate landing page?

    Just a thought
     
  3. Crixus

    Crixus Regular Member

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    You can cloak it. Anything with a regular UA and referral string gets the redirect. Everything else gets the regular site.
     
  4. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    Interesting ideas. Thanks guys. I found a couple of other creative options and have tried both since posting this thread:

    1) use a popover that covers the whole screen that leads to the affiliate
    2) use blackhat codebreaker to lock the site with the affiliate link


    They both work, but are not as effective as the original 301 redirects I was doing.
    Crixus, even if I cloak the URL with the redirect, doesn't it still mess up the description like listed above? The site is not linux based, so I can't use any fancy redirect plugins or anything.... is that what you mean by cloaking?
     
  5. Crixus

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    Cloaking means you serve up one version for the SE spiders, and something different for regular visitors. So, the description on the SERP would be what the spiders see.
     
  6. flibbertigibbet

    flibbertigibbet Regular Member

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    Oh that makes sense. :) Would I need linux based hosting to do that?