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No follow to Amazon Affiliate links?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by uchuckle, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. uchuckle

    uchuckle Registered Member

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    Should I make my links to Amazon products no follow? Or does it even matter?

    Just wondering.
     
  2. Kaistar

    Kaistar Power Member

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    Google apparently hates affiliate links so personally, I'd say nofollow ALL affiliate links.
     
  3. Jared255

    Jared255 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Link to your own site with nofollow.

    User clicks nofollow link on your site -> link redirects to yourdomain.com/out/2882/ -> yourdomain.com/out/2882 redirects to Amazon affiliate link

    If you want to go crazy with it, use a redirect on yourdomain.com/out/2882/ that loads after the header is loaded, so you can put nofollow/noindex in the header too.
     
  4. michaelr1988

    michaelr1988 Regular Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought doing this to Amazon links was against Amazons terms of service.

    I think somewhere in their terms page they have changed their policy to any of your aff links must be clearly visible as amazon urls like when you hover over them, the amazon url shows up at the bottom of the browser. - Something along those lines anyway. Wouldn't want someone to lose there account over this.

    No follow does the trick for me anyway.
     
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  5. uchuckle

    uchuckle Registered Member

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    Thank you. I will just No Follow and hope all works out well.
     
  6. imserious

    imserious Senior Member

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    Yes, it is in their ToS that visitors should know that they will go to Amazon.

     
  7. uchuckle

    uchuckle Registered Member

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    My links to Amazon are very clear.