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    Here and there I've seen a little talk about search engines not being all that happy about affiliate sites. How then can I hide my links? I know that you can use robot txt files to block pages from being followed, but how about just sections of pages? Like maybe links, code, etc. That way only the good stuff remains.

    What can I do regarding this, and what of it is within the tos of search engines?

    BTW, I use mainly just html. Is there something else I should be getting into?

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    Unfortunately all the SE spamming tricks are done by the affiliate industry. No one else in the world has a reason to spam the SE's.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>No one else in the world has a reason to spam the SE's.
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    Sorry Mike, but you are wrong on this one. Anyone *selling* anything, affiliate or not, has a *reason* to spam the SE's.
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    bpal, you can't exclude sections of pages from being spidered.

    If you want to cloak your affiliate links you need to use a script of some kind to process the links. I use one that is built into my directory software, so I have not researched other options.
    Deborah Carney
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    Thank you... I'll check more into that. Gives me a little direction to go on.
    I forgot what I was doing.

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