Google indexed all affiliate cloaking links directly to web shops ???

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Google indexed all affiliate cloaking links directly to web shops ???

April 15, 2016
 Miro

  • Miro
    Newbie 47 points

    Hi,
    I just found that google indexed all affiliate cloaking links like xxxxx/buy_link/ directly web shops, and not to my site?
    It’s not good?
    What’s wrong?

    Please check attached screen-shot…

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    April 15, 2016 at 8:36 am

  • Miro
    Newbie 47 points

    Any help here please?
    All web site link is replaced with external links.
    Has anyone the same problem?

    April 18, 2016 at 11:23 am

  • Miro
    Newbie 47 points

    I can’t believe that nobody react to this big problem, especially theme staff?
    It’s not problem only with my website! I checked other websites which use comparison press theme, and same problem appears there, even demo theme from premium press.

    Google will un-index our websites if the problem is not resolved soon!

    April 26, 2016 at 9:30 pm

  • Vivek
    Senior Member 117 points

    Hi,

    This is may be because your ‘item scope’ setting are On, try turning it off.

    Available under, theme settings –> content setup

    May 31, 2016 at 5:31 am
    This reply was awarded the best answer by the topic poster.

  • Miro
    Newbie 47 points

    Hi Vivek,
    Yes, itemscope was turned on. I turned it off now, and hope it will helps.
    Thank you for your tips!

    May 31, 2016 at 7:43 am

  • Vivek
    Senior Member 117 points

    Hi Miroslav,

    Item Scope may not be issue.

    In my case I am using coupon theme and links like following are getting indexed,

    1. coupon-codes/up-to-70-off-on-branded-watches-at-askmebazar/?couponid=7652
    2. coupon-codes/up-to-70-off-on-branded-watches-at-askmebazar/

    I wanted second one to get indexed but not first one hence I have added following in my robot.txt file to stop search engine spiders from crawling links like first one,

    Disallow: /coupon-codes/*/?couponid*

    Be careful while disallowing something in robot.txt, if you do it incorrectly correct URLs may not get indexed.

    Regards

    June 15, 2016 at 11:34 am
  • Aaron
    Aaron
    Super Guru 919 points

    The Outgoing links are nofollowed so that shouldn’t be the issue.

    In 8.4 and onwards the CBUTTON shortcode also has a missing div which causes the outgoing url to affect any content inside the ‘thumbnail’ container – If this wasn’t fixed in later versions This is probably the issue as it also affects the single post permalink.

    Also make sure your the Title is not set to the outgoing link.

    June 15, 2016 at 11:40 pm

  • Miro
    Newbie 47 points

    Hi Vivek,

    Do you have a suggestion how to disallow for example following link:

    http://www.xxx.xx/da/out/700734/buy_link/

    June 16, 2016 at 8:18 am

  • Miro
    Newbie 47 points

    Hi Aaron,
    It’s maybe not problem with search engine, but I don’t want that there appears mass of cloaking links in search result for the users…

    June 16, 2016 at 8:23 am

  • Vivek
    Senior Member 117 points

    Hi Miroslav,

    You may add following line in your robot.txt file (assuming 700734 number in your link is changing for every product).

    Disallow: /da/out/*/buy_link

    BE CAREFUL: HOWEVER I will advise you to test this in google’s webmaster console before you add anything in your robot.txt file else IT MAY RESULT in Correct URLs also getting de-indexed.

    Refer to following guide by google to test your robot.txt file

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6062598?hl=en

    June 16, 2016 at 8:42 am

  • Miro
    Newbie 47 points

    Hi Vivek and thank you for your help and suggestion.
    I will try…

    June 16, 2016 at 8:52 am

  • Miro
    Newbie 47 points

    Hi,
    Anyone have a solution for this problem?
    It’s very bad for SEO, and mass of links is blocked by google!

    March 25, 2017 at 12:11 am
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