I was contacted today by PatchLog about a new wordpress plugin to help make your life just that much easier.
Ever wanted to hide those long affiliate links on your wordpress blog like John Chow does for better seo but never had the time to do it, or too scared to try to implement it. I know I just haven’t had the time myself!
“Why hide your affiliate links?
Many bloggers think it’s good to hide the affiliate links, not because they don’t want their visitors to know they are affiliated but because of other reasons like:
* Changing your affiliate links is a lot less work because you have to change in just one place then on hundreds of pages where you use those links
* It hides the ugly part of affiliate codes. People tend to not trust long links with a lot of characters and unknown codes. A nicely formated and clean link is more likely to be clicked then one that contains an affiliate code in it.
* It kind of forces them to click the link instead of just typing the link (without your affiliate code ) in the browser.
* better SEO, the links don’t look like affiliate links, the redirect is done from a html page that has noindex on it so search engines shouldn’t look at it.“
Well PatchLog will now make your life just that much easier. He says it’s compatible with WordPress 2.3 but I am still running WordPress 2.2 and it works for me!
Go Download it today, it may just help your SEO Efforts just that much more!