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 “Pretty Link Lite” which will help you to hide aff links and make them look pretty. Using Pretty Link Lite, you can keep a track of no. of clicks on your aff link.
Here is what Matt said about affiliate links:
“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“.
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So, you should be careful when placing aff links within post’s content.
How to cloak affiliate links?
You can use no-follow attribute to affiliate links to prevent this negative impact. You can do this using Pretty Link WordPress plugin. Go to Pretty Link > Add new link and enter your aff link, title, shorten link.
Furthermore, you can follow this guide to shorten your aff links.
I hope this post will help you to understand about aff links and impact of SEO. Feel free to share your ideas via comments. Do share this useful guide with your blogger friends on Facebook and Google plus. Also, a quick reminder for WordPress newbies to subscribe to our Email newsletter to keep receiving more topics related to WordPress.