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hiding affiliate links with php

6:43 pm on May 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi. I use php redirect script to hide my affiliate links so that it can appear that I do not have outbound links from my site. The question is how can I hide the script from the robots so that way robots won't know that I have outbound links? And another question - will this really help me somehow? I believe having very few outbound links and many inbound makes it better then a lot of outbound links but tell me what do you think about it.
8:14 pm on May 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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i'm not sure that all that is worth it. Search engines don't like it when you fool around with them, you would do better just trying to get more inbound links in my opinion. there really aren't any "good" shortcuts to a better pagerank
8:16 pm on May 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Why would you have to hide a affiliate link? Am I missing something here?
11:07 pm on May 18, 2007 (gmt 0)


WebmasterWorld Administrator jatar_k is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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there are lots of reasons to hide links

the only way I can think of to completely hide the links to the script or otherwise is to cloak for bots

6:43 pm on May 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I was using header("Location: x") but have reverted to plain old META refreshes with a time of 0 seconds.