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Redirect Image to Affiliate Offer

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by affilionaire, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. affilionaire

    affilionaire Newbie

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    I am hosting an image on wordpress that is getting a ton of traffic.

    Is there any easy way to redirect this image to my affiliate offer?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. affilionaire

    affilionaire Newbie

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    This would also show the affiliate that my domain was the referrer to their site.
     
  3. trungdeplao

    trungdeplao Junior Member

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    I am not sure about redirect but the simple way is that you can link the image so when visitors click on image will go to the offer.

    to make it like normal, you can put the banner(link) of offer on this page, then use CPA re-director ( a plug in) to link with image.
     
  4. affilionaire

    affilionaire Newbie

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    will that have any impact on my SEO rankings for that image?
     
  5. affilionaire

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    also, I don't think people are click on the image. They are click on the google portion that says, "See Full Size Image" then they go to mysite.com/image.jpg. When they click on "See Full Size Image" I want it to go to my offer. But I also don't want to lose my rankings if I were to just do a general redirect to the offer.
     
  6. trungdeplao

    trungdeplao Junior Member

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    for some info I read here, the answer is Yes. But there's also a plug in called No link out (or somethin like that) to solve it. Anyway, try testing...
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  7. TheDaemon

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    If you edit your vhost or .htaccess file, you could have a request for the link 301 redirect to the site you want to promote instead of the image.

    Hopefully you have mod-rewrite if you want to do something like that, otherwise you'll have to do it in PHP with a header("Location: ") redirect.

    I don't believe that you will lose ranking with a 301, you could always go with a 302 which should prevent Google from indexing it, since you're telling them that this is a temporary redirect.

    If you do it in PHP you can use the header() function and pass the Referer: directive along with the Location: directive and preserve your referer data.
     
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  8. affilionaire

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I love it that you are posting for a mobile phone!
     
  9. affilionaire

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    TheDaemon when the google bot crawls my site and sees that the image redirects to my offer, will it hurt my SEO ranking? That is my biggest concern.
     
  10. Venture

    Venture Regular Member

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    I know ive said this dozens of time but watermark your image w your site URL. set opacity of your URL text to like 20-25%. (so it subtly blends into the img)

    you will see long term traffic from this. acutally better traffic than just redirecting it. no one is going to join an offer they randomly got forced into visiting imo.

    you never know where your img(s) will end up or be used for! =]
     
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  11. fvcktheworld

    fvcktheworld Regular Member

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    Yeah I am not 100% sure on this but you can check it out.

    In your .htaccess file on your root directory copy and past this, change the mysite to your site and affiliate link to your affiliate link. Also delete the part in BLUE.

    Code:
    Redirect 301 /http://www.yoursite.com/image.jpg[COLOR="Navy"](this is where you image is hosted)[/COLOR] http://www.affiliateoffer.com
    Try that, and if that does not work, I have one more option for you.
     
  12. tacopalypse

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  13. TheDaemon

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    I probably would not tempt doing it unless I was fully in control of the Requests that came in. I would want the image request to go to PHP to be handled. So, Request for image comes in, PHP pulls it and determines how it's going to send the content, if Googlebot, send the image, otherwise do the Header redirect with referer passed in to perserve referer content.

    302 is specifically for content that is not permanently at a location, technically it's true that you're temporarily sending page requests directly to the site when someone clicks on an image, but you'll probably only do it for as long as the image is popular.

    One thing I would suggest is having the requested image obviously on the page and clickable on the homepage, otherwise you'll have some pissed off users.