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    Does anybody know whether CJ links contribute to the popularity off a site? I know that google bases their rankings primarily on the number of links to a site, and the popularity of those sites doing the linking.

    Since CJ links point to their qksrv.net domain and are redirected from their to the advertiser site, does this mean they are no help in getting popularity on google?

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    This is a good reason for web sites to hire programmers and make an internal affiliate program.

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    I've posted about this several times in various threads but no one seems to have picked up on it. Googlebot follows 302 redirects and does attribute them as backlinks to the end site.

    It's handling of qksrv.net links is very odd - I have seen affiliate sites show up in backlinks for CJ merchants but there seems to be no consistency or reason to it. I have concluded though that these links are spidered and they do make a difference to the search engine rankings of merchants.

    There are other affiliate networks where all links to the merchant (PR4+) appear in the backlinks, but I'm not going to tell you which. So there.

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