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    I was thinking about masking affiliate links on one of my sites to give it a private-branded look. Is this an acceptable practice or is it considered spamming?

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    I don't think you need to worry about it being spamming. You don't see many straight affiliate links on the really huge affiliate sites - most use some sort of redirect or javascript for click-tracking purposes, and they do well on the search engines.

    I am curious if there is a dimishing of page rank and position if a page is loaded with straight affiliate links.

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    Masking (Cloaking) affiliate links is considered the best practise to promote affiliate links, since the method affords you a reasonable measure of protection from link hackers.Please go ahead since i don't see anything that suggest the method to ba a spam.I have not yet mastered the HOW TO,if i do i may join the train

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> I am curious if there is a dimishing of page rank and position if a page is loaded with straight affiliate links. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I can see no evidence of a filter that penalises affiliate links. On the PageRank question..if you have lots of outbound links on each of your pages, then the PageRank that is distributed around the rest of YOUR site is diluted. It doesn't matter what kind of link it is.

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    Can someone point me to the thread where some javascript code exists to hide aff links. I can't seem to locate it. I think Trust may have posted it?

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    "Get Link HTML" on CJ, Jack.

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    to give it a private-branded look.
    I don't think that'd be spam, but some merchants (not all) do have a problem with affiliates making sites that appear to be the source (or distributor) of the products...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackson992
    Can someone point me to the thread where some javascript code exists to hide aff links. I can't seem to locate it.
    Something like this? Go Learn today.

    ===========================
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    onmouseover="window.status=' Go to w3schools';return true;"
    onmouseout="window.status=' ';return true;">Learn</a> today.</p>
    ===========================

    Sal.

    Note: the onmouseover effect, didn't work on the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackson992
    Can someone point me to the thread where some javascript code exists to hide aff links. I can't seem to locate it. I think Trust may have posted it?
    I hate messing with code crap. I just use Instant-Protect. It's cheap and unlimited.

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    Last edited by DesignerWiz; September 25th, 2005 at 03:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuccessMerch
    I hate messing with code crap. I just use Instant-Protect. It's cheap and unlimited.

    [Removed Link .. I Agree, Smells Like SPAM]

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    <sniff-sniff-sniff> Smells like to me.
    Last edited by DesignerWiz; September 25th, 2005 at 03:34 PM.


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