There have been lots of the PR drops have been overdone all over the Blogosphere and to which Maki from Dosh Dosh said that Google Page Rank does not matter and having an alternative is the right way to go about it.
Here is a fool proof alternative beyond the nofollow option which will ensure your Google PR does not drop and you keep your advertisers happy with links to them.
The trick is to redirect the site that you advertise using an internal redirecting service on your site and using robots to disallow access to the folder the redirect script resides in. This will ensure that Google does not follow paid links on your site.
Well nofollow does the same thing? Why this?
Using this trick you have a benefit of tracking outgoing links from your site as well staying away from the God (Google) penalizing you. I use the script I created for redirecting affiliate URL’s on my site also allowing me to use nofollow when advertisers don’t want me to use internal redirects.
Google does not want to have paid results which spam search engine results in their site, so it is better to abide by those terms since most of the sites receive most of the traffic from Google.
Would Advertisers Oblige?
If having a advertising link with a nofollow will do them good, will having an internal redirect make any difference. Any ways Google is not going to crawl nofollow links so there has to be a better way you process all your advertisers in a systematic way since it will benefit both you as well as your advertisers, since you will have statistics to back your plan to increase price or lower them.
Will Search Engine Penalize You?
No way, when you explicitly tell search engines not to index a folder there is no way you are gaming their systems which was one of the reasons for the drastic Page Rank Drop.
This will neither affect yours as well as the advertisers sites and is the safest way for you to do some personal advertisement.
Can You Get A Custom Script For This?
Well there are many such scripts you will get which allows you to run redirects to links. You can do a Google for Custom Redirect Scripts and find many such scripts which will help you with it.
I too provide a custom script for this purpose but there is no price for it as I have not sold any yet, but just used it for this site only. Here are some features of the custom script I created.
- Adding of Clients
- Adding of Sub Clients (Can be used when clients are someone like Commission Junction etc)
- Adding of Banners
- Banner Rotator
- Adding of Links
- Clicks tracked for banners and links
- Custom reports emailed to you on day to day basis (cron required to be setup)
- Custom WP solution.
If you would want my custom solution please contact me and I would be able to tell you more about it.
This trick is only so that you can stay away from the long arms of Google’s robots. Have any thing to say please use the comments form to tell me about it.