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Please HELP : Amazon Associates tracked links integration

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by djprog, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. djprog

    djprog Registered Member

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    Dear all,

    I'm having a big issue and hope someone can help me. It would be soooo great :)

    I'm was using a WP plugin that did the following :
    - On a page loading, get the content from Amazon API for a query (example : "sony HTDV 32'" and create the display
    - Create a "Add to cart" button and "Order" button
    The buttons where all using an AJAX script to link to Amazon, so I guess Big G spiders couldn't know I was sending people to Amazon.

    I was ranking N°2 on big G with this script.

    Unfortunatly the script was buggy so I was loosing commissions. So I made a quick fix by directly creating a button linking to amazon. So now the "Order" button is linking like this :
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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/ASINNUMBER?tag=associateid-20
    it's been only 4 days and my ranking is slowly really going down :( (i'm 14th this morning)

    Is it because my links are now clearly easy to spot for the spiders ?

    How could I solve this ?
    Do you think a simple "hidereferer" or similar script would solve this ? But if I hide the referer, I guess Amazon is likely to ban me ?

    Thanks for any idea on how to solve this, it would be GREAT.

    Cheers,
     
  2. djprog

    djprog Registered Member

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    Hi, me again,

    I found this on the net, do you think it's enough to solve my problem ?

    Code:
    http://www.wahguide.com/2008/11/technical/how-to-cloak-affiliate-links-using-htaccess/
    Basically it's only an htaccess redirect to amazon.

    It seems to work but I don't know if it should solve my problem with Big G
     
  3. C.S.A.

    C.S.A. Junior Member

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    Google will spider the .htaccess redirect and treat your link in almost exactly the same manner. Google also parses some javascript links as well these days.
     
  4. Matter

    Matter Newbie

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    He djprog,

    I have some experience with the Amazon API, if you could tell me where to find the plugin maybe I can fix it. I can't promise of course, but I'll give it a try.