Getting Search Engine Love From Affiliate Links

A long time issue with those who ponder using affiliates is whether paying
for affiliate links will rob them of link juice with the search engines. If the
affiliate links make use of tracking codes or redirection, will search engines
count these as much as “real” links?

SEO Friendly Affiliate Systems
from Greg Boser is a great tutorial on how
affiliate links work in various flavors and how to get the ones that will help
you with search engines (short answer, use 301 redirection), assuming your
affiliates buy into the idea. As Greg explains, giving you the link juice means
they might be less likely to show up themselves.

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