I was doing some research and I found out that all the websites that are on top positions on Google have their affiliate links cloaked (redirected). So if they are all on the top, I should rather cloak my affiliate links, too, shouldn't I?
Now my question is how should I cloak my affiliate links to look like e.g. http://www.mywebsite.com/go/company/ (if mywebsite.com is my website). Should I use the htaccess file or just create folders "go" and "company" and create an index.htm file with the redirect code and place it into the "company" folder? And then link the affiliate link to /go/company/ ?