no follow and masking

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  1. zoddyzz

    zoddyzz Newbie

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    Hello all,

    I mask a number of my affiliate links so make them look pretty so a user doesnt see domainname/aff=34324456dre9r or some crazy code but instead it sees domainname/go/iphonelink or something where that go code is redirected to the aff link.

    I have always wondered if I should no follow the mask links as they are not really leading into my site. I have had people say to do it cause its not my link and its spam and i have had others say dont do it because search engines will think i have so many no follow codes my site is not very creditable.

    The reason i bring it up now is google is now starting to index these masked url so they might index mydomainname/go/iphonelink and of course if someone clicks on that code it doesnt go to my site but redirects to the affiliate link.

    What should I do and if I should no follow these links is there some code i can put in robots or htacess that will find links with "go" and add no follow to them as all my links are in the go set up?