Affiliate links in your WordPress post content gives you a negative impact for your SEO. WordPress offers many ways to hide affiliate links and make them look pretty. You can use one such WordPress plugin call “GoCodes WordPress Plugin” which will help you to hide affiliate links and make them look pretty. Using GoCodes WordPress plugin, you can keep a track of no. of clicks on your affiliate link.
In previous paragraph, I said that affiliate links give you a negative impact. Here is what Matt said about affiliate links:
Here is what Matt said, if you can’t watch the video above:
“We handle the vast majority of affiliate stuff correctly because if it is a large enough affiliate network we know about it and we handle it on our side. Even though we handle I believe the vast majority of affiliate links appropriately if you are at all worried about it, I would go ahead and just add the nofollow because you might be earning money from that“.
So, you should be careful when placing affiliate links within post’s content. You can use no-follow attribute to affiliate links to prevent this negative impact. You can do this using GoCodes WordPress plugin. Go to Settings > GoCodes and check the box named as “Nofollow GoCodes”. This will add nofollow attribute to all of affiliate links that were shorten by GoCodes plugin.
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