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Should I add nofollow on the links that I cloak

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by igamblegroup, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. igamblegroup

    igamblegroup Newbie

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    Hello,

    I am new to this subject, I'm an affiliate in the online gaming industry and I heard that google won't rank me unless I cloak all my affiliate links so I did that, but I also added the nofollow attribute. Is that ok or should I remove the nofollow?
     
  2. jjj23

    jjj23 Registered Member

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    It seems to be weird for me. I have my websites ranked. Adding nofollow though. Do you have a source about the cloak?
     
  3. igamblegroup

    igamblegroup Newbie

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    I don't know what you mean regarding a source about the cloak? A friend of my added a plugin on my WP to cloak all my affiliate links so I did that, but before adding the plugin I had all my links with nofollow. So from my understanding is that google won't rank my site since it's an affiliate site unless I cloak my affiliate links but I also added the nofollow attribute as well. Now I'm starting to think that google might penalize me if I keep the nofollow on my links as well. Can I please get some advice?
     
  4. buttulgly

    buttulgly Junior Member

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    Nofollow outbound affiliate links is whitehat on page SEO. Google even has content on their webmasters blog telling you to do it in line with industry best practice. That way you don't pass link juice to the affiliate target page. They also suggest it for any untrustworthy page (or any page you are not certain about).

    Edit - said cloaking, meant to type no follow. That's what happens when you type before the morning coffee.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012
  5. igamblegroup

    igamblegroup Newbie

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    Thank for the info that was helpful, but is it bad to add a nofollow attribute as well?
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2012