"Thanks a lot Brian. The [new version] is working great.
Everything is up and running. I've already made $150 with new aff links in a week.
Before you shared elf with me, I was placing very few affiliate links on my site to protect rankings (I earn piles from display ads) - but now I'm creating affiliate product galleries and placing affiliate elf links everywhere. In fact I just hired a writer to create product galleries... something I was going to avoid because my site does well in the search engines.
One product review jumped 3 spots on page 1 of Google after inserting elf links... all I have to say is it's great and I like the added security v.3.0 offers. The open in a new window feature is really appreciated. I think my affiliate earnings can now surpass my substantial display ads earnings within 6 to 9 months, which is what I want because being dependent on display ads (esp. Adsense) isn't the best position to be in.
The Million Dollar Affiliate
New for 2015 - Version 4.0 and new for September the Autobot!
After 20 years online this year, millions in affiliate sales, and 4847 "thank yous" on the Warrior Forum, I am jumping up and down proud and excited to bring you Elf Links version 4.
If you haven't heard of Elf Links, this is the unique plugin that hides your affiliate links so Google can't nuke you just for being an affiliate. Did you know Google's website rating guidelines define an affiliate link as spam?
When I say "hide" I mean the most amazing thing ... there is no link in your html. Googlebot visits and sees nothing. Someone can even look at the source code for your page and they will see ... NO LINKS!
It's one of the most freakin' incredible things you'll ever see.
Five expert programmers have been involved in making this plugin after I was told it couldn't be done.
And it means big cash for you.
Imagine how good it feels to quickly rank high in Google with affiliate pages and make some quick bucks.
Just ask Jon who sent me the unsolicited thank you I pasted to the top of this letter.
If this is of interest to you (and who wouldn't be!) please take a minute to read the rest of this page ....
This is a true story. It's not unlike a thousand others. Maybe something like yours.
There was an Internet marketer. I'll call him Mike to protect his privacy. Mike started affiliate marketing in 2008.
He built his business up with hundreds of domains and even had a dedicated server to handle all the free traffic.
In December 2009 he made over $25,000!
Then the ban hammers started falling.
Google banned him from AdSense because his affiliate sites did not provide enough "significant value."
He created an AdWords account and started sending PPC traffic to his affiliate sites. Google banned him for that too.
He made the mistake of putting Google Analytics on a slew of affiliate sites. They were all promptly torched. His other affiliate sites were untouched.
By 2012 he was posting about Google being hell bent on killing off affiliates.
Mike said when it comes to Google you can never be too paranoid. Google is the new evil empire.
By the end of the year his $25,000 per month was down to less than $1000.
In 2013 Mike repeatedly posted that Google didn't seem to care how awesome an affiliate site is, Google was out to destroy every affiliate site it could find.
By early 2014 he was gone. Mike shut down his hosting account, set his domains to expire at the next registration date, and took a job at a tech company.
He now says he misses the free time and being able to do anything he wants whenever he wants. All thanks to Google's anti-affiliate quest.
Hey, there are other solutions for thin and duplicate content or bad backlinks.
But your content is useless if Google sniffs out you are an affiliate.
Check out an alternative story ...
Elf Links work!
Check out these affiliate commissions I've recently earned from just one merchant:
This is all from pure SEO.
That is what the amazing Elf Links plugin does.
It hides any link you want from your website, from Google, and from snoops.
This is NOT some redirect or "pretty" link - which are pretty worthless.
We're talking a professional, custom script making use of cutting-edge technology.
Seriously, how much would keeping Google from indexing affiliate links be worth to you?
It may not be $25,000 per month or $300,000 per year, but its a boatload of money to be sure!
I've tested websites and seen them go from the first page of Google, to zero traffic, back to the first page, and the ONLY thing being changed was hiding the affiliate links or not.
If Mike had done just three things: had unique and valuable content on his sites, cleaned up his backlinks, and used Elf Links, he could have been a millionaire after a few years. Instead, he went to zero and a day job.
Don't be like Mike!
Be like me, Jon, and the other winners using Elf Links.
|Bought this and set it up within 10 minutes. Truly amazing plugin that does exactly what it says on the tin! I put 3 affiliate links in a post and checked the page source and none of them show up as links. Fantastic stuff - Stesnees|
|Gads - just what I have been looking for! I am in. - Melody|
|I think [what] you are doing is an excellent idea. - Chris Baxter|
|Looks Great! - J.R. Hendrix|
|Your support is top-notch. - Adoniz|
|It is brilliant. - TDoger|
Here is a sampling of some of the niches where I have made affiliate commissions in the last 30 days from affiliate websites and SEO traffic from Google by using Elf Links technology:
* Summer wear
* Auto accessories
* Adult (not porn)
* Star Wars
* Kitchen Supplies
* Movie heroes
* Sleep wear
To win like this there is something you need to know ...
I think this is something about all affiliate marketers agree on by now: Google hates affiliates.
But just to be crystal clear about this:
- Aaron Wall at SeoBook.Quote:
"Google hate[s] affiliates in their ecosystem" and has shown a "consistent disdain toward affiliate sites." "Affiliates are getting torched for not being a 'real' merchant."
- Harsh Agrawal at ShoutMeLoud.Quote:
Google can impose a "SEO penalty due to affiliate links."
Quality Content Isn't Worth Spit If You're an Affiliate
Google could care less how good your website is, how much you've slaved to create unique and valuable content - if you are an affiliate.
One Google manager said affiliates are "just an unnecessary step in the sales funnel."
If you don't already know, Google has confidential website reviewer guidelines. Google hires people whose job it is to rate websites so Google can have input about the quality of its search results.
Google tells the raters what is good content and what is bad content, the raters look at websites, and then tell Google if they are good or bad.
What you about to read is a real kick in the gut ...
Google first says:
"A thin affiliate is a website that earns money from affiliate commissions.
It exists only to make money."
Some people try to spin this and say Google only hates "thin" affiliate sites. The problem is Google says a "thin" site is one that has affiliate links.
"Thin Affiliates: Spammers make money when a transaction is completed after the user has clicked through to the merchant's site from their webpages."
Now get this ... Google says even websites that have the best most vital content are to be nuked as spam if they have affiliate links.
It is also possible for a page to receive a Vital rating, and also be assigned a Spam flag. For example, if there is a sneaky redirect and the landing page is the target of the query, the page will get a Vital rating and a Spam flag."
Google defines a "sneaky redirect" as an affiliate link because the product purchase is made on a different website. The example used by Google is a basic Commission Junction affiliate link. Google also says Amazon and eBay affiliate links are spam.
Your Problem May Not Be Content or Backlinks. It May Be Having Affiliate Links
So how are you supposed to make affiliate money if you cannot use affiliate links?
That is where Elf Links is vital ...
You can have affiliate links and make money. But since Google does not know they exist there is no penalty.
Watch this short video I created the first version showing Elf Links in action ...
If you've been frustrated trying to make money with this program or that program, and can never get your fair share of free SEO traffic, it may not be you or the program. It may be your links.
Cloaking your affiliate links so someone cannot see your affiliate code is useless.
Here is a ClickBank example:
Ummm, yeah. That really fools someone.
Redirects or "pretty links" are also obviously useless when it comes to Google.
The problem is to get credit for an affiliate commission your link must redirect through your affiliate url at which time Google tags you as an affiliate..
This may be why you keep flailing and being penalized You're not fooling Google (or anyone else) and are easy ban material.
The only solution is for Google to not know there is any link at all:
Think of an Elven cloak of invisibility being used on your links. As far as Google is concerned there is nothing there - and there isn't!
Get this ...
Someone can look at the source code of your web page and they will find no links!
Here is a Demo.
Did you find the link in the source code yet?
Starting with version 4 the plugin automatically comes with a cool "blocking" feature built in.
What happens is if Google, another bot, or anyone you want is detected visiting your site the plugin automatically shuts down.
This means the software doesn't even create an Elf Link.
Google or whoever still visits your site and accesses all of your content as before. But no Elf Link is created.
It is a double-whammy of protection.
If Google is detected no Elf Link is created.
If Google somehow evades detection it still has to surmount the task of no links being in your source code.
Hey, I make a lot of money from affiliate links so I'm paranoid about protecting my money sites.
Some, like this next guy, are even more paranoid:
In addition to hiding links you can change the name of the plugin.
I'm as paranoid as they come and wondered - what if my theme showed the plugin name? What if Google did a direct hit on the name to see if the plugin existed?
OK, that probably isn't going to happen but you can name the plugin to be something anonymous, like mastercard, twitteraid, superspamblocker, etc., and then edit just one line in the plugin to refer to the new name.
Now you can manipulate PageRank to get higher SEO rankings.
You probably know originally the "nofollow" tag for links told Google RageRank was not supposed to be passed to the linked page.
But after Google saw how webmasters were abusing this to make certain web pages rank higher, Google said "nofollow" also means PageRank is still subtracted with the link.
What does this mean?
With Elf Links you do not lose any PR juice and send "5 points" of PageRank with your other 4 links. More PageRank means higher rankings.
If you watched the video you saw Elf Links are incredible easy to create.
Anyone can do this.
Step 1: Install the Elf Links plugin.
Step 2: Install a second, free plugin that will automatically put the Elf Links code on every post and page.
Step 3: Create your "links" within WordPress.
Step 4: Use a special code on posts and pages where you want links to appear.
Easy. Fast. Simple.
If you can do those 4 steps this plugin is for you.
Autobot is a second WordPress plugin that automates the process.
This is as easy as it gets to hide your affiliate links and boost your SEO.
The Autobot will automatically convert links in your posts and pages so they are not identifiable by Google as being a link.
Note that no changes are made to your WordPress content. The conversion is made on the fly when your site is accessed.
Questions and Answers about the Autobot
Is Autobot compatible with regular Elf Links? Yes. You can install both plugins on the same website. The links you create with 'regular' Elf Links will continue to work. Autobot will then convert other links or new html links you later create.
Does Autobot replace the other Elf Links plugin? No. It depends on your needs. The 'regular' Elf Links plugin is a link manager and gives you more control over links and text on a link by link basis. Autobot allows for faster use of this technology for existing sites with many links.
What is the big Autobot advantage? If you have a site with 1000 pages then manually modifying links to the regular Elf Links format is not a lot of fun. Now you don't have to. Just install the Autobot and you're done.
Also, if you have another script creating pages and links, such as an Amazon script, the Autobot might be able to convert those links to Elf Links. The 'regular' Elf Links plugin is not compatible with other link generating plugins on your website, but the Autobot has been designed to convert links it finds even if something else created them. No guarantees of compatibility (and please don't ask if your other premium plugin is compatible as there is no way for me to know), but for the first time there is the possibility of taking links generated by one plugin and having the Autobot convert them into Elf Links.
We already had one user report the Autobot could convert links created by his Amazon product script.
What is the white list? You list domains you want the Autobot to skip. For example, you may want to leave internal links as-is to preserve link juice. While you want to hide affiliate links, there may be links to another domain where you want to pass PageRank or show Google you are linking to authority sites.
What are the differences between Autobot and 'regular' Elf Links?
With 'regular' Elf Links you create links one by one in a control panel and get a code for each link. You then insert the code into your posts and pages. The code is what Google sees. For site visitors the plugin converts the code back into a working link in their web browser. With Autobot you do not create any links and do not insert any code into posts and pages.
'Regular' Elf Links can be used as a link manager across your entire website so you can change a link once and it will be changed everywhere. The Autobot is not a link manager. It just changes all links.
With 'regular' Elf Links the source code of the web page that Google sees does not have any links - just a span tag and a code. With the Autobot there are two randomized codes and encrypted text where the link was in the page. This will be 'gobbledygook' to Google. Every time you refresh a page the codes and text in the source code will be different.
Can I change the name of the plugin? Yes. Elf Links plugins are designed for maximum anonymity. With the Autobot you don't even need to made an edit to the plugin.
Anything you have seen Autobot not work with? Iframed links. If you are using links inside an iframe then Autobot may break that code.
The plugin has been tested with numerous default and free themes and no conflicts have been found. If you find a conflict with your setup please let me know.
The demo does not have all the features and security levels in the full plugin, but with the demo you can confirm your ability to set this up and compatibility with your theme.
The Autobot is not included in the downloadable demo.
You probably want to know what your investment will be.
I can't promise you the $25,000 per month, $300,000 per year, the $9440.49, or any specific amount.
But you're not online to make peanuts. There's a ton of money to be made from higher search rankings.
Write it off as a business expense.
Here's the deal ...
This is for unlimited websites!. You've probably seen other WordPress software go for $97 but only for one website, with $297 or more for unlimited sites. Or you only get upgrades for a year.
With Elf Links you get unlimited installs on unlimited domains.
This is for forever upgrades. This is now version 4. (Technically, 4.5 as updates are made based on user requests.) Those who got in on version 1 are paying nothing for this. You also get the Autobot for free - and more juicy plugins are planned.
I'm not some fly by night marketer and this isn't some "launch" that closes in a week and there is no support, the site shuts down, and the seller is in hiding until his next "launch".
My AOL account dates back to 1994. On the Warrior Forum I have almost 5000 thanks for my contributions. I've released dozens of products.
This is for free support. There are no hidden charges, one-time offers, secret upgrades, charges for support, or anything like that. It's a great deal!
Elf Links is my trademark and the software is copyrighted.
There is no OTO, upsell or downsell.
The version 4 of the software is currently only issued as a WordPress plugin. The software installs on your WordPress website or blog and not on your computer.
The plugin has been tested with WordPress 4.3 and you should always be using the most current WordPress release for security reasons.
The plugin can be used on unlimited domains and there is no licensing system. You can try the demo in advance to check for any conflicts with your favorite theme. (If your theme has a problem get a new theme, because themes are a dime a dozen and useless without traffic.) For that reason there is a no refund policy. Known conflicts are the P1 Video Theme and Thrive Themes / Content Builder. Please do not compress or cache the plugins.
Hiding my affiliate links from Google has made me a boatload of money. For obvious reasons you are not being promised any specific results or profits. There may be other reasons why your websites do not rank as high as you want.
September Update - I saw this cry for help in a private forum:
On Saturday morning all my websites with affiliate ads got a penalty from Google.
My content is unique (not copied), not thin (minimum 300 or 400 words per page), with real information for visitors, so it is about affiliate programs.
I want to be clear about something: we're talking about people's livelihoods. Their ability to be free from an 8 to 5 job and a miserable commute, putting food on the table and having a nice life.
When Google nukes someone it isn't just an abstract "penalty" of a website - it can be life altering to the site's owner and their family. All the time and money invested in domains, quality content and backlinks is lost. No more affiliate commissions come in to pay the bills.
You know there are many issues you need to address, such as quality content and backlinks. Create a great website! If you need help with that let me know via the support desk. But don't let being an affiliate be the reason why you don't make as much as you deserve.
Take control of your links today - get Elf Links now.
"I would not build a niche site without Elf Links, it's that simple." - Mike Futia ($32,860 from Amazon)