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Affiliate link Hider and Cloaking
Submitted by admin on Sun, 2015-03-22 23:05
One of the simplest and most effective ways in which you can monetize a blog is thru affiliate links and affiliate networks; There are a number of very good reasons to clearly mark your affiliate links, not the least of which because it’s a quick way to earn a Google penalty and a loss of trust. Affiliate links were once the domain of black hats almost entirely, but they are quite legitimate when used properly. In fact, you can even cloak them in a legitimate way, a way that won’t kill your SEO Why Cloak Affiliate Links?
There are both good and bad reasons to want to cloak your affiliate links. First, the bad; if you’re cloaking for any of these reasons, you’re risking a serious penalty.
• Hiding the URL because users would otherwise never click it. • Hiding the URL because when a user clicks it, they are redirected through multiple ads before reaching the destination. • Splitting web traffic between bots and humans to redirect link juice.
So why might you want to cloak your URLs legitimately?