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Should I No Follow Amazon Links?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rschmitz, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. rschmitz

    rschmitz Regular Member

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    I've heard mixed opinions on this. Some say the link juice leaves anyways and the damage is done when you nofollow, others say your preserve the link juice but leak PR. I haven't really read a solid answer.
     
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    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

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    Yes, of course no-follow them!
     
  3. FutureProofSeo

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    Yep add rel="nofollow".

    A lot of people also mask the links by sending it to a page on their site, such as bhw.com/amazon, that then redirects to the appropriate page.

    Not sure what SEO benefits this has as I haven't tested it myself.

    FPS
     
  4. Schvamp

    Schvamp Power Member

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    Yes nofollow them! If it's an affiliate link it's also against googles guidelines to not nofollow them, as they would be seen as paid links.

    One theory is that it doesn't count as an external link, you're linking to your own site and the link also looks better.
     
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  5. ZeroDouble

    ZeroDouble Newbie

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    I would recommend always no-following and redirecting affiliate links. Personally, I use either a 302 or 307, but others may do it differently.

    Google hates (Most) affiliates, and users like to see a nice clean target url at the bottom of their browser, as for some people it adds that extra bit of 'trust' needed to get them to click through to the offer.
     
  6. rschmitz

    rschmitz Regular Member

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    Thanks guys. I've been nofollowing and masking, glad to hear I've been doing it right.
     
  7. lmm1214

    lmm1214 Newbie

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    yep,the answer is nofollow.