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I am using redirect via htaccess for amazon books at my site...
Link in my site -
RewriteRule ^am-(.*).html [amaz.com...] [R=301,L]
Please guide, is this the right way to redirect, and it is not having Google's penalty.
Should I use rel=nofollow in the link www.demo.com/am-12345679.html
Thanks for the help
But there's no penalty involved in direct affiliate links, and no guidelines are being broken that I know of.
Well, I am using redirect via htaccess for amazon books at my site...
Links in my site are like
and redirect code in htaccess is following with 301
RewriteRule ^am-(.*).html [amz_com...] [R=301,L]
I am apprehensive that in my site's webpage it says it is an internal link that is www.mysite.com/am-12345679.html, and then I am redirecting it to another site with 301 permanently moved....
I don't want to use direct link to amazon in my pages...
Do you see any anomaly in above concept of redirecting...
If fact, as I believe Google doesn't like affiliates, I will do as follows:
- create a script to redirect to the affiliate site (you link the script and the script redirects to right URL)
- no follow all links to this script
- Disallow in robots.txt this script even before I create it
That way it is supposed that Google won't "see" any affiliate link. And while Google (if they want they can) can still see your affiliate links, at least you've left clear you're not voting for this website.
Yes, depending on the anchor you use this can be considered as hiding the link to your user, but I've seen (and used) this used in many big websites and seems to work fine.
You are right that Google does not like affiliates, so we create the structure of links as if they are internal links, and when somebody clicks those links they are redirected to some other site...
Google might consider these as sneaky redirect?
Should that script pass some header like 301 or 302?
I am sure Nofollow to these links would be helpful, I am concerned that should we pass some headers in redirect script, and how this whole scenario is interpreted in terms of Google.... any kind of penalty or loss of value/pagerank to that webpage in particular or the whole site in general...