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I don't have any affiliate links except for single non-landing page that has some amazon book ads.
I do have many links to 'additional info' sites. Some of these sites sell stuff, some have affiliate links and many have neither - such as wikip & microsoft.
So, does and can Google tell the difference between an outgoing affiliate link vs a regular outgoing link?
If so, how?
Site profiling may also be a factor would would explain why big brands can run all sorts of useless ads.
Its obviously a mixture of things that count.
Would be interesting to know what percentage of AdWords revenue comes from the affiliates that Google are doing their level-best to put out of business.
Of 350 pages I have 10 that have an AMZ ad.
Most pages have a single small adsense block.
That's all one needs in order to be f'd.
I've got 100's of links to product/services sites - none affiliate, and I don't make a penny from any.
nuf said.. byebye