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Are you going to tag them as "no follow"
graywolf




msg:543271
 2:30 pm on Jan 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Since the purpose of your affiliate links is to get people to click on them and complete the sale, not to pass along any anchor text or green bar I'm considering making them all "no follow" links.

Anybody else thinking of doing it? Anybody think it's a bad idea?

 

spike2131




msg:543272
 2:57 pm on Jan 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yeah, I just did it to most of my affiliate links. I can't think of any reasons not to, but if anyone can think of any, I'd like to hear them.

adamxcl




msg:543273
 5:42 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

I was selective on a first pass. I have some pages that I know don't go anywhere to be indexed in a good way, but I do have some affiliate pages that actually get indexed as their own page. So it would depend on the type of page and program, rather than a blanket decision.

GerBot




msg:543274
 9:51 am on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

I know of a few affiliate programs where the merchant's site is ranking high in Google as a result of all their inbound affiliate links.
It may be that this new link will hit them the hardest.

sweetberry




msg:543275
 2:03 pm on Jan 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi

I use the LinkShare program and their affiliate banner code is quite bulky and contains a HREF link to LinkShare and the image source within the <a href> tags is the actual merchant (i.e. [merchant-xyz.com)....]

Does anyone have any ideas on how Google interprets this?
Does it see one or two outbound links, or does Google ignore the affiliate code completely?
Can it hurt my rankings in any way?

Thanks.

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