Do redirected affiliate links count towards your rankings

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I have some marketing experience, but I'm a complete amateur at search engine optimization and web design. I have a bunch of affiliates from the Clickbank network. My site has 909 diferent webpages linking to it the last time I checked. However, I can't seem to get listed in the search engines. Help...

The pages that link to me are all affiliate links that redirected to my site from Clickbank. They look like this: http://hop.clickbank.net/?0/2cook

Any suggestions would be appreciated - http://www.recipesecrets.net
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AHHHHHHHHHH!!!! :shock:

thanks for the popups, geesh :roll:
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I do not believe redirected affiliate links will be picked up for the most part towards your rankings. The majority of the times I have found search engines do not follow redirected links. However, I have seen them follow some, especially permament redirects (301 redirect instead of a 302 redirect for the technical).
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rdouglas wrote:
I have some marketing experience, but I'm a complete amateur at search engine optimization and web design. I have a bunch of affiliates from the Clickbank network. My site has 909 diferent webpages linking to it the last time I checked. However, I can't seem to get listed in the search engines. Help...

The pages that link to me are all affiliate links that redirected to my site from Clickbank. They look like this: http://hop.clickbank.net/?0/2cook

Any suggestions would be appreciated - http://www.recipesecrets.net


That is not a link to your site.

A link to your site will have your http://your-domain

Some will call it a "hop", most call it a redirect, but no matter what you call it, it's not a link to your site, it's a link to clickbank.net, simple as that.

Now, Google will probably follow that hop since it's trying to index the entire universe, heh, but that's totally irrelevant regarding PageRank, (Google's measure of the importance of a page), since the link it followed pointed to clickbank.net. You might say, yes the link was to clickbank, but the link was translated by some sort of code to your url, therefore, your url should get some credit for the link. Well, maybe it should, but it's not or certainly 1 of those 900 sites would show in your site's backlinks. In your case, you have no backlinks showing with Google.


Your search - link:www.recipesecrets.net - did not match any documents



Four of your site's pages are indexed by Google so it has at least found you.

Searched the web for allinurl:www.recipesecrets.net. Results 1 - 2 of about 4


Sorry.
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What you could do, of course, is setup your own affiliate links account so that they link to your website. Amazon does this, and profits immeasurably in the search rankings.
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Don't believe redirected links count as links to your site.
There is a way to do it though (in javascript), but it involves the person who's doing the linking to change some codes.
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Only if your url is used and NOT a 3rd party like CJ.com and Tradedoubler (cos of the redirect).
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The backlink and PR is donated to the destination of the link which in this case is clickbank. Google spiders it fine, and passes PR fine, however you are not the destination in Googles eyes so you dont get the credit
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I just figured out how to make this work.

google likes 301 redirect, so if you want the backlink count, you have to do the following for all robots, cause robots really have no business in doing referrals,

so if someone refer to your index.php file using ref ids, just check to see if there is
$_GET[refid], if there is and it is a robot crawling. do the following

header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently");
header("Location: http://wwwyourdomain.com/");
exit();

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