|04-25-2012, 09:49 AM||#1|
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301 vs 307 and nofollow vs follow
I have a couple questions that I want to run past the warriors.
1. If I'm using pretty link lite to redirect affiliate links, is it best to use 301 or 307? Which ones best SEO wise?
2. A company that I want to become an affiliate with wants me to have all my links to their site as "follow" links and not add "nofollow". I have always added the nofollow attribute to all my affiliate links and not sure if I feel comfortable leaving it out of an affiliate link. I know that nofollow just means that it does not pass link juice but I know that google once said to use "nofollow" for paid links, I believe an affiliate link would be a paid link right?
Looking forward to all of your replies
|04-25-2012, 03:34 PM||#2|
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Re: 301 vs 307 and nofollow vs follow
1. 301 vs 307
Both options are wrong. If you are using nice redirection link to some page/product what SE (Search Engine) will think about your redirection link? It will NOT index it at all. Results? You will be indexed in SE database as http://somesite.com/?hop=abcdef and in search results people will see your ORIGINAL/AFFILIATE link and there is a chance to loose your potential customers.
The big truth that both 301 and 307 codes are wrong for SEO. Even 302 is not good. No one is writing about this, but on my experience all 3xx codes are bad for SEO (my background is more than 10 years as a web developer).
What to do? You need to make your redirection link with code 200. It's perfect for SEO and for SE indexing. SE will index your REDIRECTION link, not the original link. This will give you two benefits:
1. Nobody will see you original/affiliate link in search results
2. You always can change the destination of redirection link without loosing positions in search results.
But you need to be careful. Most of redirection software use black hat cloaking techniques and your link can be blocked by SE.
I had the same issue and developed a special software for myself around 3 years ago, but recently published it as wso, so, if you are interested in 200 code, good search positions and having control over your redirection links - check my signature's link and onRedirect software.
2. nofollow vs follow
If your redirection link will use code 200 you will have 2 benefits:
1. You company will be happy that you don't use "nofollow" links
2. All "juice" will stay on your website
How cool is that! The right answer for your question is to use right code: 200
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