Adding Affiliate Links: How to add Affiliate Links with No-Follow


#1

I was told, Affiliate links in Blog can affect Google Ranking as Google doesn’t like Affiliate Links.
I m using Goo.Gl for tracking & adding my affiliate links. How to add links to Wordpress with no-follow option effectively.


#2

Have you done Google already? If yes then I think, I don’t understand your question properly.

If no, then It’s too easy to add nofollow attribute on any link.

When you select add rel=“nofollow” option, then your general link like this

<a href="http://www.example.com">Example Link</a>

Will convert into nofollow link

<a href="http://www.example.com" rel="nofollow">Example Link</a>

Here nofollow attribute tell Google to don’t pass your site reputation(PageRank) and anchor text to Example link. Generally people use nofollow attribute when links are paid(ads+promotion+affliate etc.) or adding bad site source just for example purpose.


#3

I don’t have that option on my WordPress. I have few questions.

Do short links affect Affiliate tracking?
When someone shares my article on social media-I want an auto-generated Short Link.


#4
  1. Short links does not affect affliate tracking, because affliate tool have their own pixel/server tracking system.

  2. It is possible via tinyurl API, contact their developer team, but it will be not free and I also don’t have price idea.


#5

We all use Affiliate links bro, check out ShoutMeLoud and see how they implemented this effectively yet naturally. :slight_smile:

You can use “ThirstyAffiliates” for your Affiliate links, your URLs will be example.com/go/product-service.

Then use Yoast SEO and ‘noindex’ them.

Nope, but it causes unnecessary redirection.

From https://goo.gl to https://example.com/go/product-service/ to the original affiliate link.

You can tweak your social share buttons and keep the default WordPress short URL or if you want a custom short URL (like hbb.me), you can check this guide:


#6

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