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    Affiliate link redirection

    Hello: I have a WordPress site filled with affiliate links. I want to make site be more "clean" so the idea is to get rid of affiliate links.
    It is a relatively big site, over 1.8K pages. What I 've learned is that using wp redirection plugins increase server load.

    I also don't want to have redirects on that domain so my idea is next:
    1. Registering a similar domain name (same name, just different extension. .co instead of com) so people browsing site won't maybe even notice thy are going to another domain.
    2. Once someone click to that other domain, it will be redirected to affiliate link instead. That second site will have Wordpress and redirection plugin.

    what do you think,is this shady in any way and can it become shady at some point? I don't want first site panlized.
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    What do you think?
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    There is a fairly popular way, when a user leaves the site using a link, to send the user to a special page. This page waits 5-10 seconds, and then redirects the user to the links.

    Declaratively, it is used to warn the user about the possible consequences of following a link. But, I think this is done for SEO purposes.

    Remember that if there is an URL in the link text then this way hasn't effect.

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