mhansen - 11:44 am on Aug 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
We have a somewhat popular site that earns through affiliate links. Every one of the links, and there are actually only 10-12 of them sitewide... are nofollowed.
Should we find another way of "hiding" the links or does Google just recognize that it is an affiliate link?
Hiding an affiliate link, in my opinion, is exactly the kind of stuff that raises more flags. We mark our ads... as ads. And we have a basic disclaimer that we may receive comp for purchases in the footer of every page.
On the terms page, we even include contact info for the two affiliate offers we promote, so we can be 100% forthright about what we are doing.