Google Automatically Ignores Many Links Including Amazon Affiliate Links

Mar 14, 2018 • 7:52 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Google's John Mueller said on Twitter that Google does not "pass signals through a lot of different kinds of links," when asked if Google automatically nofollow Amazon affiliate links.

He added "so I wouldn't be surprised if that were the case here," referencing the Amazon affiliate links.

I believe since before the nofollow attribute, Google probably had methods of not passing link signals from well known affiliate link patterns including Amazon, Commission Junction and others.

I suspect Google still has those methods but has added a whole deeper way of determining which links those are and handling it on a much more broad manner.

Here is John's tweet:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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