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Is This Cloaking?
Affiliate Links Using Php Databases

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Msg#: 31265 posted 4:00 am on Sep 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

If I have a php database of affiliate links and I link to them like this... www.mysite.com/affliates.php?id=name-of-affiliate-site, and have my anchor text be - go to name of affiliate site - when you click the link it shows the address above then redirects to the address of the affiliate, is that cloaking? I do not feel like I am doing anything deceiving, I am telling the visitor they are going to the affiliate, my link address is showing that it is going to an affiliate, and I was doing it because I thought it made my site look more organized and thus more trustworthy (because the affiliate links are ugly as sin)... but I just read an article that made me think I may be "cheating" the search engines without realizing it.

Am I a closet cloaker?


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