26 Dec 09 1:01 am
Using robots.txt disallow to protect affiliate redirects
I have all of my affiliate redirects stored in a folder i.e. siteroot/redirects/affiliatelink
Rather than nofollow every affiliate link on my site I just disallow the redirects folder in my robots.txt.
Firstly am I right in assuming this will have the same effect as noindex nofollow on my individual affiliate links?
Secondly is there any chance of Google regarding this as a form of cloaking and penalising me accordingly?
Is anyone using a similar system and have you encountered any problems with Google doing it this way?
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