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Redirecting Affiliate Links To Bypass Domain Regulations

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by lolseo, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    Hi guys,

    My situation is this.

    Ive set up an affiliate marketing site. Its very niche, based around just 1 retailer, but the search volume for the keywords im targeting is very high.

    I have a decent relationship with the affiliate guy from the company, told him about the new site ive set up, but he said that affiliate sites cannot have the company brand name in the domain (which mine does)

    Im using pretty link to mask my affiliate links.

    For example.

    affiliatesite1 . com/5-percent-off

    Is the URL a visitor sees when hovering over it and clicking through, which then redirects them to the company website with my affiliate tracking ID.

    I have a few sites so ive just set the pretty links up on another site, for example

    marketingsite2 . com/5-percent-off is now my affiliate link which appears on affiliatesite1 . com

    Will this redirect bypass the affiliates regulations, or will i need to set up a new site, and redirect each of my pages to my new domain, and add a canonical tag to each of the pages on my old site?

    Any input would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. lolseo

    lolseo Power Member

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    Any insight from you guys?
     
  3. lolseo

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    Anyone got any ideas?
     
  4. lolseo

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    Someone must be able to help out???
     
  5. lolseo

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    Well here we ask again...
     
  6. hadoken

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    This is pretty common thing that most affiliate companies will tell you not to use their name. You MIGHT be able to get away with it with some companies, others will wait till you've made some money and then just ban you. The unfortunate part is that you already told your affiliate manager the domain. So just going on this, I would suggest you not provoke them by using their name.
    Its like promoting a site like AmazonProducts.com, eventually they might send you a c&d and keep your earnings.

    The refer they should see is marketingsite2 . com/5-percent-off, will this bypass their regulations? they would probably say no and if they dig around they might still see you using their company name in your domain you use to promote them
     
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  7. lolseo

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    What would the best thing for me to do in the situation then?
     
  8. lolseo

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    Would setting up a second site, and just putting in a 301 redirect from any pages that rank from the existing site be a good work around, until the 2nd site is naturally ranking for the terms?

    The site is only 3 weeks old, so it shouldn't take long to see traffic rising.

    Or is there a better solution?
     
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    That sounds fine
     
  10. lolseo

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    So should i focus my tiered link building to my new site, and end link building for the current domain?

    Thanks
     
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    1) I wouldn't use such an amateurish redirect solution. The affiliates will find out sooner than later, if they can search for their own brand and find you, they'll click through and find your target link there staring at them.

    2) Your other question is just general SEO man, read up on the 10 tons of material you got here....if you keep redirecting 3 week old domains back and forth, they'll all end up banned. Best sauce for new sites: don't f'n move 'em too much.

    Hope this helps.
     
  12. hadoken

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    Yeah build towards the new one.
    The old domain, if you really want to keep it, I would use that as a landing page with a mailer opt-in. Just don't use the companies logos, slogans, or other material that may be copyright, trademarked, etc. If they happen to find this and say to remove it, do so, or face losing your cash maker
     
  13. lolseo

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    Ah so, don't use the existing site to redirect to the new site?

    I had thought about just redirecting the existing site to the new one, but this is a pretty good idea. Im not too bothered about keeping the existing site however, so what would i be best off doing in your opinion guys.

    Using a an opt in or redirect? I'll check back your answers to this post, and make the changes tomorrow.

    Thanks
     
  14. lolseo

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    Bumping this up.
     
  15. lolseo

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    So just redirect the existing (3 week old site) to the new domain ill purchase tonight and then park the old domain?

    Im looking to do this when i get home so any answers from you guys in the next few hours would be awesome!
     
  16. hadoken

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    Make the old domain into a landing page with opt in for some freebie. Collect emails, send them offers with your affiliate also.
    301 the old posts/pages but not the domain to the new one
    This is what I would do anyway
     
  17. lolseo

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    Thanks,

    Out of interest, would the new site suffer any penalties if i redirected the old domain to the new one?
     
  18. infoasian

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    Simply, create a password protected buffer site. Link to this from your money site and provide users with a login and passwords to get the link or redirect.
     
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    Yes and no. If the new domain had a good link profile you'd be safe, but if it's new, google will think the new domain has become the old one and will transfer the penalty to it. hadoken's advice is wise ;)
     
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  20. lolseo

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    Thanks for the help :)