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hi i posted a site for a check just now and the showed up the url instead of converting it? did i do that incorrectly? i was trying to hide the url as they keep showing up in google searches for the client. Could that be corrected please - I wasn't able to change the post after it was up. (i did preview it but thought the link url would be hidden) Party

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Links and Google et al

All links are set to rel="nofollow", and the reputable bots support the rule. What's probably happening is something like this:

<a href="http://www.example.com/">Acme Explosives, supplier to Wile  E. Coyote</a>
The forum tacks on the rel attribute and Google does not follow or index the link url. It does, however index the text, "Acme Explosives, supplier to Wile E. Coyote". So if you search for Acme Explosives, Google will direct you to CSSCreator.

If you link to your client's page, don't use the client's name in the text, but do something like this: <a href="http://clientname.com/">see the page here</a>

cheers,

gary

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gary.turner wrote:All links

gary.turner wrote:

All links are set to rel="nofollow", and the reputable bots support the rule. What's probably happening is something like this:

<a href="http://www.example.com/">Acme Explosives, supplier to Wile  E. Coyote</a>
The forum tacks on the rel attribute and Google does not follow or index the link url [naughty, naughty; trying to sneak a link in after I've explained how that doesn't work]. It does, however index the text, "Acme Explosives, supplier to Wile E. Coyote". So if you search for Acme Explosives, Google will direct you to CSSCreator.

If you link to your client's page, don't use the client's name in the text, but do something like this: <a href="http://clientname.com/">see the page here</a>

cheers,

gary

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its very good information

its very good information
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Are you posting something

Are you posting something that you don't want people to know what the URL is because it might give away that it's an affiliate link? Then you can enter a URL into [promo link removed], and your affiliate link will be hidden from the visitor, only the [promo link removed] address and the ending address will be visible to your visitors.

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So Savana you are suggesting

So Savana you are suggesting being sneaky and hoodwinking poor web site visitors and you think we would be happy with that advise, why?

Using url shortening in this manner is one of the reasons I dislike these services and on another forum and will do on this insist posters do not use them in posts as I want to know where I'm going to be directed.

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