16 Jul 12 4:29 pm
Website Linking Questions
Can you please answer a few lingering linking questions that are driving me nuts. I'm seeing all sorts of answers:
1. Is is still okay to cloak affiliate links? Not wanting to hide anything. Just to make them look nicer and save myself from losing commissions.
2. If so, what is the best way now to cloak affiliate links?
3. Should all outbound links - affiliate, as well as linking to authority sites - from our sites be "open in new window" and "no follow"? It's my understanding that "open in new window" is really like keeping a visitor on your site, while they check out that new window. Also "no follow" affiliate links don't tie you in with the vendor and no link juice to anyone.
4. Should you still link images to your money pages, affiliate vendor sites, etc. Or is that now considered over SEO'd?