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No Follow Affiliate Link?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lmaestro, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. lmaestro

    lmaestro Power Member

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    Does it matter if you set it as no follow or not? Im using pretty link to cloak my affiliate links for wp sites. I think the natural thing is just to leave it as it is?
     
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    blackhataffiliate Senior Member

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    Since G hates affiliates, I always cloak and no follow my affiliate links just to be on the safe side
     
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  3. KevinRose

    KevinRose Junior Member

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    I have Amazon links thats cloaked do i still need to put no follow? this is confusing some people say say dot need some people say its required since g hates affiliates and could cause your site to be deindexed. whats the truth here?
     
  4. zmoney

    zmoney Senior Member

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    What are you guys cloaking with. I just launched my first affiliate site. And its interesting that the CATEGORY pages that do not have aff links on them are ranking in the top 30's yet, my pages with aff links are not in the top 100

    Also, homepage is in top 20 with no aff links.

    Kind of weird, sure its dancing and all that, but still, all the pages without aff links are showing up.

    Didn't think about doing nofollow. Thanks for bringing this up.
     
  5. FireTheWild

    FireTheWild Power Member

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    I am interested too how you cloack the aff links ?
     
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    thedon23 Elite Member

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    I haven't done any affiliate stuff in a little while, but when I did, I'd make the links nofollow.
     
  7. N1ckG2

    N1ckG2 Regular Member

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    I do it in .htaccess

    There are wp plugins like Pretty Link: Links
     
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    Personally I think you're better off using a two stage javascript redirect and form POST like CPA Redirector 2 to stop the bots in their tracks.

    Even if you nofollow your aff links, it's still obvious that that's what they are - better to completely hide the fact that you've got affiliate links on your site as best you can.
     
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  9. KevinRose

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    How do u do that?is it complicated? anyways those who are using pretty link lite, is the no follow option working? i set my links as no follow and yet it shows as follow.