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Is PR getting transfered via affiliate links?
Any proof one way or the other?
blaze




msg:69826
 10:02 am on May 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Google does follow redirects .. do you think they are transfering PR to affiliates via cj redirects / etc?

Assuming you're not doing anything weird with javascript, robots.txt, doorway pages, etc.

 

blaze




msg:69827
 6:11 pm on Jun 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

Bump?

It would seem to me that Google is trying to find web pages that a lot of people are referring to.

If you have 3000 middlemen referring to OfficialWidgets then you'd think that Google would want OfficialWidgets to rank high.

Also, we know Google follows redirects so it would be a minor engineering technical feat.

It also helps deal with a lot of websites with nothing but affiliate links.

Why wouldn't Google transfer PR via affiliate links?

DVDBurning




msg:69828
 6:22 pm on Jun 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

Google seems to transfer PR from Amazon affiliates, or at least it lists these affliate links as backlinks... but of course Amazon doesn't use a 3rd party affliate program.

You would think that your logic is correct... an affiliate link is pointing a web user to another website, and essentially voting for the target page, even the link passes through an affiliate marketing program provider, it ends up redirecting to the target product page. The original affliate link doesn't point to a page at the affiliate program provider, just a script that leaves a cookie and redirects to the product page.

I don't know the answer for sure... but I would think the PR would be passed along. The PR of some of the biggest affiliate program providers (CJ, Regnow) is only 7, so they certainly are not getting the PR from their affiliate marketer's links.

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