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Google says do not hide or cloak your affiliate links. Use use

`rel="nofollow"` or `rel="sponsored"`

on outbound affiliate links



Make sure that you declare affiliate links to both the users and the search engine.
 
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After people so interestingly use ad blockers, affiliate links are one of the main revenue sources for webmasters. But they are used more than normal on some websites and some unhealthy practices too.
 
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> @admin some unhealthy practices too.

Do you mean stuffing Affiliate links wherever possible ? I am not surprised.
 
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That is one of the things that is not a good practice. Replacing members' affiliate ID is also a known practice by certain admins.
 
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Some of them add affiliate IDs into plain e-commerce links.
 
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Thank you for posting this video. I liked that it was short & to the point about Affiliate links.
 
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According to a new Google update, affiliate links needs to be marked as **rel="sponsored"**, so that these links will _qualify_

Google has directives for Guest posts as well to prevent link spam

linkspam-blog-Sponsored.png
![qualify links seo](https://developers.google.com/search/blog/images/linkupdate/linkspam-blog-Sponsored.png)

[Read more](https://developers.google.com/search/blog/2021/07/link-tagging-and-link-spam-update)
 
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That is a good thing. rel="sponsored" ? Extra work for webmasters 😆
 

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