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no follow or robots.txt or both

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by zoddyzz, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. zoddyzz

    zoddyzz Newbie

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    I dont know but everytime I talk about masking affiliate links to make them look pretty the whole room goes silent:)

    I will try here see what happens



    I got a lot of masked affiliate links. I have been noticing that google is indexing them. I decided I dont want them indexed. However I got a lot of them and to go back and no follow each one would be a nightmare.

    Could I just block em all in robots? they all have the /go/ in the url so i was think I could just disallow: /go/ would that be pretty much the same effect?

    any other suggestions here? I am all ears
     
  2. Alexfrance

    Alexfrance Regular Member

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    i am doing both: never had problems :)
     
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  3. scriptomania

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    robots.txt is the way to go. Make sure to disallow all spiders and you are good to go.
     
  4. zoddyzz

    zoddyzz Newbie

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    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /trackback/
    Disallow: /cgi-bin/
    Disallow: /go/

    look good?