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Posting affiliate items on my auction site

1:25 am on Feb 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have an auction site that does very well in the rankings. It has high rankings in google and elsewhere for some major keywords. On top of that every item that gets listed on the site eventually does get indexed and most get ranked very well on google and others. Therefore, its obvious the more items sellers list on my site the more overall traffic my site gets. I am now thinking of adding affilite products from my cj feed onto my site in hopes that those items too will get indexed and ranked well. My question is will this hurt my rankings at all? And if not will it do what I want and get those pages ranked also?
8:24 pm on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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any help here would be appreciated.
3:18 pm on Feb 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Those 'auction' item pages should be indxed and ranked same as the other pages. Whether its fair on your site's users to have them wade through so-called auction items that are just affiliate links is up to you
3:09 pm on Feb 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thank you for your answer. Yes I know its not such a good idea for my users but I only plan on doing it for a short period of time to attract more people. If they will get indexed and wont hurt my rankings then I will try it out. Thanks for your reply. If anyone else thinks the opposite please let me know.
7:02 pm on Feb 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'll weigh in on the other side, or at least, offer words of warning. IF your site gets tagged by the SE's as having become mainly a site to promote affiliate feeds then you're toast. Burnt to a crisp. So, be careful, and stay conservative, if you care about the long term health of the site.
3:28 am on Mar 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Will do. Thanks so much for the tip. I will definitely work more on the real listings just need some extra help with the affiliates.