Is it ok to buy .info if just building a lot of web 2.0 sites?

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i know google doesnt like affiliate links correct? I will be building a bunch of free sites (blogger, squidoo, hub etc) to promote different affilaite products.

Would it be ok if i just bought a .info domain and used subdomains for the redirects to affilaite products?

For example I have abc.info and for different products i may have product1.abc.info and have that redirect to the affilaite link and put the product1.abc.info in the sites instead of affiliate links?

Would that be ok?
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  • Profile picture of the author Saul'
    Originally Posted by AriMakade View Post

    i know google doesnt like affiliate links correct?
    Not at all. Many times I saw affiliate links ranking higher than the product website.

    The thing is you wouldn't have any power over them as you don't own those links. In that sense your own domain is a better idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author AriMakade
    im just talking about simple redirects within the free website. So for example, i have a squidoo page about product xyz and instead of having a link that looks long and ugly i just buy a dot info and use a subdomain to redirect to the affl link

    does that even make sense. sorry if not. maybe im confused.
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  • Profile picture of the author Saul'
    Yes that makes sense. Sure you can do that, but if all you want to do is to cloak it, you might as well use something like tinyurl.
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  • Profile picture of the author coco28
    Originally Posted by AriMakade View Post

    i know google doesnt like affiliate links correct?
    I've heard this but I don't believe its true.. I google lots of obscure phrases at work (I'm a computer programmer) and I am always surprised at the affiliate links that turn up for the most bizarre searches..

    For example, try googling for a specific driver for your computer. You will probably find you get some website offering a free download of some driver update software. Download this software, run it, and you will see it is of the scareware variety - ie 'our scan has found x wrong with your computer, download our full version to fix it'. I'm guessing there is an affiliate link in there somewhere...
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    • Profile picture of the author JakeDaly
      That's fine unless you want to use article marketing as a main driving force for your traffic. EZA requires all re-directs to come from a primary domain(www.abc.com and not product1.abc.com).
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