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Best Way To Handle Affiliate Links?

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#1 doogie88


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Posted 02 February 2010 - 03:59 AM

I'm going to have a site that lists products, and gives sites that have the best prices on it. Now most of these sites have affilaite programs, so I am going to join the affiliate programs and link to the products.
Now is there a way to safely hide my affiliate link? I mean I am listing the sites in an honest fashion, but I'm sure many visitors may think I have another motive.
I know there are some type of 301 scripts, but there are going to be about 5,000 different links.

Also, do I use nofollow? or anything like that?

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:39 AM


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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:54 PM

Thanks, I don't really understand that though sad.gif

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 05:56 PM

One bit in that article stood out to me: affiliate links should be about conversion and sales not seo

As for motives, I was looking at www.tunechecker.com the other day and saw the footer which reads:

* Using these links helps the site stay free to use, as they're 'affiliated links' which pay this site a small amount if you pay for a track. You shouldn't notice any difference and the links don't impact the ranking in any way. The following: LINKS LINKS LINKS are identical unaffiliated links provided for the sake of transparency.

I thought that was a pretty good way of putting it to the end users and sweet that the footer links passed some love.

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