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Way to Mask Affiliate Links So I Can Actually Rank?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by roseink, May 2, 2015.

  1. roseink

    roseink Junior Member

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    Is there a free way to mask affiliate links on Blogger? I have a WordPress site too and am trying to get the plug in to work, but they always redirect to a Page Not Found, rather than sending someone to the actual link. Example: http://cheapsummerdresses.net/recommends/this-link/

    All of my Blogger blogs are listed as supplemental or N/A in Google. My WordPress Ones are PR0. What should I do?

    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. hekke

    hekke Senior Member

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    No-follow the links using this code:

    <a href="AFF LINK" rel="nofollow">AFFILIATE PRODUCT NAME</a>

    Good luck,
    hekke
     
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    roseink Junior Member

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    Adding the no-follow to the link still gets me the error on the wordpress site?
     
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    berkay1907 Senior Member

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    It may be something about a plugin you use or some themes have problems with html coding. Change the theme and deactivate some plugins that may be related to that. I bought wp ninja plugin i guess for hiding aff. links. It sells on bhw. It is not free but cheap. You can try that. As long as i can see it works really good.
     
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    I use Pretty Link to mask my Affiliate Link, Its also track the clicks. You can use it.

    Check this out: wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/
     
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    hekke Senior Member

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    If you are promoting Amazon links then it could be against Amazon's ToS to use Pretty Link. I saw that someone got banned because of that.
     
  7. roseink

    roseink Junior Member

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    I use Amazon for wordpress. Blogger I have Amazon, ClickBank, and a few coupon ones. Not on the same blogs, of course. (Blogs focus more on content then affiliate stuff)
     
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    Also, aside from individual coupon links, my other affiliates only have a few, solid links. I don't think creating a page for every coupon I have used is practical, but my grocery app referral links, I made a seperate page for and used a redirect code. Is this okay for Blogger? Or do I need to host the redirect off of Blogger? The site isn't spammy (260+ posts and less than half have affiliate links)
     
  9. cottonwolf

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    try thirstyaffiliates for clickbank and easyazon for amazon.
    at Thirstyaffiliates settings, try to make your links like as you have as site.com/go/affiliatelink and in robots.txt disallow the /go/ part
    not guaranteed, but should work better

    easyazon somewhat slows your site down if not optimised.
     
  10. archon10

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    just to add, toolbar PR hasn't been updated since 2013......
     
  11. roseink

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    My websites arn't designed to trick people into clicking links. They are usually something like:

    (Product)
    (Why Product is good - 250 ish words)
    (Why this particular product is good - 100 words)
    (Link to buy product)

    Some posts may list 3 - 4 products. Other posts are just information or photo galleries. The websites are rich in content, I just don't understand why they wern't in the search results, and one of the articles I read said that affiliate links should be masked. I get a decent amount of traffic from social sharing (Including Google +) but very few hits from search engines since my PR is 0 or N/A.