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    Backlinks with tracking code query string for click tracking


    Hi All,

    Just a quick question, if you have backlinks on 3rd party websites that include a query string for tracking purposes, how does this affect the backlink, and how would you ensure that the link still passes weight?

    Lets say I own www.danielfoley.co.uk and on it I have a few pages say www.danielfoley.co.uk/page1

    If I have a backlink from www.theirwebsite.com/news to www.danielfoley.co.uk/page1?=tp=12345&_$id1394

    How do I make sure I get all the link weight transfered to /page1, or will Google not pass anything or not recognise the link?

    Any advice on this? I hear placing a canonical tag in the destination page would work? so e.g if I put a canonical tag in /page1 referring to /page1 would that help?

    Thanks
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    Chances are, Google will see such links as affiliate spam and neglect it.

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    But why would it do that when its a genuine link from a relevant website? There is no affiliate ID, the tracking parameter is a known DC Storm parameter combined with telephone tracking, affiliates are not always considered spam either, in fact many reputable affiliate networks use tracking ID's, I doubt Google would be discounting a link because of that
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    Sorry but I wouldnt take any note of the above as google seeing such links as spam is uter rubbish!

    I dont think such links would cause any problems but maybe wait to see what others say as I dont have much experience with such links. Also if you can maybe you could content the site with this link to ask them if they wouldnt mind changing it but I dont think its worth messing around with tbh.
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    Please can u explain what is code query string for click tracking?

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