I am looking at the options at idevaffiliate.com and am deciding between editions. I've figured out what I want, but would love some opinions on the Platinum version - specifically the SEO/SEF links option.
I'd love opinions from people who use the Platinum version and from people knowledgeable in SEO.
The info is here:
iDevAffiliate - Affiliate Tracking Software - Affiliate Program Software
I have trouble believing there is true SEO benefit to this as it seems to simply operate using 301 redirects. Yes, I understand 301 redirects are what SEs prefer when a page is moved (i.e. it notifies a previously indexed page has moved to a new location and the SE can then index the new page and drops the old one)...but is there really any benefit when it comes to this type of linking in an affiliate program?
I might be wrong, but I assumed that any links that the old page (or the affiliate's link) enjoyed did not automatically get passed onto the new page. And besides the affiliate's link probably doesn't have links pointing to it, but I may be over-analyzing and analyzing the wrong thing here.
Also, what is the benefit of having the link in this format:
SEO Link Example
over this one:
Default Link Example
Neither page actually exists, so does it actually matter?
Thanks in advance for you thoughts and opinions.