Thursday, October 30, 2014

Creating Redirect Pages

1. Create a blank html web page (with header & body, etc; you can use Microsoft Office Publisher).

2. Put the following code in between the


meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url="

3. Replace the URL with whatever link you want to redirect.

Redirection Wordpress Plugins

You have learned how to create a HTML and PHP redirection links. Both methods are a bit hard, for newbie particularly, and a waste of time actually.

Because the easiest way to redirect pages, if you run a self-hosted wordpress-powered blog, is by installing redirection plugins. You can make redirection activities automatic and fun!

The main goal of this redirection is to hide an affiliate links from Google's eyes so that your blog is not considered as a paid-linking blog which in turn will get banned, or at least will get your Google PR drops down.

Plugins Data

Name of plugins: Redirection Plugins
Author: John Godley
Download: Download the plugins here (zip file).


* Supports both WordPress-based and Apache-based redirections
* 404 error monitoring - captures a log of 404 errors and allows you to easily map these to 301 redirects
* RSS feed for 404 errors
* Custom 'pass-through' redirections allowing you to pass a URL through to another page, file, or website.
* Full logs for all redirected URLs
* Create redirections based upon a URL, browser, referring site, or login status
* Automatically add a 301 redirection when a post's URL changes
* Full regular expression support
* Fully localized
* Export all redirections to CSV, XML, or Apache .htaccess files
* Import Apache .htacces files

How to use it to hide / redirect affiliate links

Suppose I want to make a redirection of my CO.CC affiliate program (, here's what I'll do:

1. Once the plugins is activated, go to -> Tools -> Redirection. The plugins admin is there.
2. In the Add New Redirection, there's two boxes you have to fill out:
Box 1: Source URL. It's the redirection link. It's a virtual link, so it does NOT exist. You can make whatever links you want.

Box 2: Target URL. It's the real affiliate links

3. Click "Add Redirection".
4. Done. Now you have redirection links to show in your blog's sidebar i.e. See the example in my own sidebar.

See the picture

Picture 1: Two columns you have to fill out for pages redirection

Picture 2: Sample how to fill out the two columns

Redirection plugins wordpress

sample redirection pages using plugins

Creating Php Extension Redirect Pages

This tutorial of creating php redirect pages is useful for hiding affiliate links pages from search engine. It can keep our Google PR intact otherwise we'll be regarded as a paid-linking blog / website and will get penalized accordingly.

Here's a simple way to create:

1. Copy the following code into notepad:

Co.CC free Domain

You are being taken to the correct page.

If the page does load after 5 seconds,
click here.

2. Save it into a php file. In my case, I name it cocc.php (of course, you have to change the affiliate links above into your own links).

3. Upload into a folder in your root server. I create a folder called "go". And upload it there.

So, the affiliate link I put on my website will be Not

When Google PR Drops Down

I was surprised a month ago when I saw this site Google PR (page ranking) drops down from 5 to 3. But then I thought it's natural since I put paid-linking ads from TLA (text link ads) on my sidebar.

Google PR sometimes not that important compared to Alexa ranking so far as traffic goes. Nor does this Googe PR drop has any significant influence to your previous traffics. If you see many unranked site or 0 PR have a good standing in SERP (search result pages). This site, for example, is ranked at #1 for keyword "blogger indonesia" , while my other site with PR 5 ranked at number 5 (see screenshot below)

Loren Baker of Search Engine Journal whose site drops from PR 7 to 3 (imagine, how heartbreaking is that) says that in no way that drop decreases his traffics (his Alexa rank 3,500):

PageRank is seen by many as the end all value of a web site. Our PageRank dropped but we are receiving more Google search traffic than ever. PageRank does not define site rankings in Google or traffic and it should not be mistaken as so.

Roots and causes

So, what the basic reasons behind some website go down in Google PR?

Many SEO expert with many opinions all of which are agreed on certain points:

Paid linking. If you put a paid linking sites such as those from, you are lucky if your blog / site doesn't drop to zero. Paid linking is one mistake that will get penalized sooner or later.
Paid review. If you do a paid review every now and then from services such as Revew Me, etc you are just waiting for the Google PR penalties to come.
Duplicate contents. Either your blog content is a duplicated materials across your own sites networks or/ copy-pasted from other blogs / websites.

If you don't do those three breaches above but still experiencing drops in Google PR, chances are, as Daniel Scocco of Dailyblogtips. whose blog Google PR also drops to 4 said:

... a distribution of penalties (either automatic or manual). The theory that the penalized blogs were either selling links or part of a network that used a cross-linking strategy ...

Google SERP for keyword "blogger indonesia" (PR3) is at #1 while (PR5) at #5

google serp blogger indonesia