Dumb Question: Do you cloak your affiliate links and if so, did you notice a rank lift (in the SERPS) or CTR% lift (on the links, not the SERPS) after doing so? By cloaking, I mean sending them through a nofollowed redirect on a /go/ directory folder or something like that. ie. Yoast.com Thanks.
Elliana Flores: Nobody better than Unknown Comic!
Barrett Watkins: We do cloak our links. We have not noticed any effect on search engine peformance. Nor would we expect any effect. The search engines occasionally complain about not being able to crawl the links. We cloak because we count the clicks.
Iris Cain: Same
Juliet Lucas: Cloacking is for not showing those long affiliate links and for statistics
Summer Ortiz: We do. Havenâ€™t noticed any difference.