Very Basic Cloaking Question

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by LovervsFighter, May 3, 2012.

  1. LovervsFighter

    LovervsFighter Junior Member

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    Hi Guys and Girls,

    I'll keep this very short and sweet. I've done a search of the forums and haven't been able to find a definitive answer so I'll simply ask it here:

    Is cloaking and iframing harmful to SEO efforts? i.e - Can cloaking an affiliate link/banner negatively affect my search engine rankings directly?

    My specific scenario:

    I have a dating site and have affiliate banners within my content and on the sidebars. I'd like to cloak my affiliate links and put their landing page somewhere on my site; both of these things have been OK'ed by my affiliate manager.

    After working hard to get my niche site onto Page 1 for several keywords the last thing I want to do is stuff it up by going in and doing something like this without educating myself on it first.

    Any constructive feedback is welcomed.

    Please note that, yes, I have done a search for this information. I found a lot of previous threads where people have just been flamed left and right and I got sick of reading what could have been helpful resources decline into a war of words.

    All the best and thank you for your time!
     
  2. The H5N1

    The H5N1 Registered Member

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    I use a WP plugin called ***** Affiliate it does what you are asking.
     
  3. LovervsFighter

    LovervsFighter Junior Member

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    Cheers for the reply.

    I know how to cloak my links, I'm just more interested in whether or not people in the know consider it to be a 'dangerous practice' when it comes to getting deindexed by the search engines.