Msg#: 3501780 posted 11:42 pm on Nov 9, 2007 (gmt 0)
I can think of a few ways this might work.
First would be to get the destination page blocked by robots.txt on their server. This might be easier said than done.
Second is to use 'rel=nofollow' in the link. This should keep most spiders from following the link, but not everybody.
Third would be to link to a page that is blocked by your robots.txt, and then have that page redirect the user to the real target. You could create a php script called redirect.php, and then block redirect.php in your robots.txt. Redirect.php would in turn do a redirect to the real landing page. That should stop most of the legitimate bots.
Msg#: 3501780 posted 5:38 pm on Nov 15, 2007 (gmt 0)
If your worried about PR being passed to the affiliate site, just use the 'rel=nofollow' and none of your PR will be passed along. The major engines will support it and your page will also get indexed.