Every benefit comes with drawback as well and one of the drawback of affiliate links is that it has negative impact on your website’s SEO. There are many ways to hide/cloak affiliate links.
One of the SEO expert Matt Cutts said in his interview and i quote
We handle the vast majority of affiliate stuff correctly because if it is a large enough affiliate network we know about it and we handle it on our side. Even though we handle I believe the vast majority of affiliate links appropriately if you are at all worried about it, I would go ahead and just add the nofollow because you might be earning money from that.
So to be on a safe side and keep your website away from negative impact you should be careful when using affiliate links on your website. You can use no-follow attribute for affiliate links to avoid negative impact. I have covered the best ways to cloak/hide affiliate links. Check it out !
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