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"Thin affiliate sites: These sites collect pay-per-click (PPC) revenue by sending visitors to the sites of affiliate programs, while providing little or no value-added content or service to the user..."
"If your site participates in an affiliate program, make sure that your site adds value..."
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 11:49 pm (utc) on Oct 18, 2011]
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They have taken a CJ aff link (kqzyfj.com/go65biro...) as an example of a sneaky redirect
Major cosmopolitan cities are preferred targets for spammers, especially hotel affiliates. Such results should be flagged as Spam, even if they are related to the query and helpful to users. For example, a hotel affiliate page with a list of Chicago hotels may be assigned a rating Relevant, but also receive a Spam flag.
If Google wanted to be honest, they should have put googleads.doubleclick.net
I came from a meeting with a client and good friend yesterday who has been wiped out with Panda. No thin pages, offering something diferent and a diferent view on their product.
People have began listening too much to the rubbish Google tell us
I'm starting to think that de-rankings of quality sites and pages is mostly because of use of affiliate links.
Courier, is your friend using affiliate links on that site?
but no feeds and offers unbiased professional advice
so my conclusion is that we are penalized because of the "sneaky redirects".