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Should my affiliate links have 'No follow' tags?

roseanne
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Should my affiliate links have 'No follow' tags?

I have just watched "Problems facing affiliate marketers today" - Steven Clayton.

I will be watching it again and again, but from what I gather my links to affiliate products should have 'no follow' on them so that Google doesn't see me as a 'middle guy'.

Is this right or have I misunderstood?
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markling
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Thats correct - it's a good policy to add a rel=nofollow to any affiliate links you use. You want to make it clear you're not "voting" for an affiliate site, and you can do that using the nofollow tag.
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curt850
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Hi Mark,

Could you give us an example of where to add this in an affiliate link? For example if my clickbank link is xxxxx.productname.hop.clickbank.net/?s=lp&gid=10275321x&yid=14897532x&aid=2735x where exactly would I insert the no follow tag?

Thanks,

Curt
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<a href="http://xxxxx.productname.hop.clickbank. ... &aid=2735x" rel='nofollow'>Anchor text </a>
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roseanne
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Since my orginal question, I have found that in XsitPro it gives you the option to select 'no-follow'.
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curt850
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Thanks affil96754 and roseanne. I did find the shortcut on xsitepro thanks for the tip. Makes it a lot faster to change all of my links. Just highlite each link, click the link button, then other, go back to the same link box and just check the no follow box. I should of looked there before.
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simoni
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Hi Mark and others,

I can appreciate the information on "no follow" tags on ones affiliate links.
What happens if you have cloaked your links?

i.e. As per Curt850's post above - the affiliate links is
the website is http://www.mywebsite.com
the cloaked link is http://www.mywebsite.com/recommends/productname

Do you use the no follow tag on your own cloaked link?

Look forward to the answer

Simon
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covenantguy
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Actually I was wondering about that as well and can someone more experienced tell me whjere I put the "no follow" part in a link like this
<a href="Myaffiliatelink" target=_blank" >Anchor text</a>
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jmpruitt
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it depends on what program you are using, but if you are using wordpress you can use platinum seo or robots meta plugins to do it for you with a click of a button.

if you are using xsite pro, go to design and the page you want to change. you can right click on the link and go to link properties. there is a checkbox there to add no follow to the link. or to do all of the links, you can go to the Other tab, robots meta menu and unselect follow for all your pages.
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covenantguy
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Hi James
Robots Meta I use to tell Google if I want the whole page indexed or followed. Thats not what I want. I just want "no follow" on affiliate links so I dont lose link juice etc. Also, I want to go back to some of my old sites and change the affiliate links to no follow. I therefore need the right code to do that. I think I 've come up with the following code in my latest post in my website whci seems to work:<a rel="no follow" href="http://www.affilorama.com/affilojetpack?aff=myaffiliatelink" target="_blank"> <span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>CLICK HERE FOR AFFILOJETPACK</strong></span></a>

would that be right-or is there aq quicker way to retrospectivbely automate all my old links to say no follow?
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faradina
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Hi covenantguy,

If you want only certain links on your page to be nofollow, then you really have to do it the hard way, i.e., manually add rel="nofollow" to each relevant link on your site. There's no plugin that can nofollow certain links and follow the rest on a webpage.
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covenantguy
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thanks fara

So is the HTML format I used above OK?
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faradina
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covenantguy wrote:So is the HTML format I used above OK?

Yes, it is:)
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