I'm thinking of adding the affiliate module that my cart has in an effort to increase incoming links. The software is set up only for banner links, not text links.
My question is, based on the way the links are formed and the fact that most people would be using them as an image link, how effective will they be as incoming links? It offers them two options - a general banner or a product specific image.
Here's the way the URL would be formed:
Does linking like this, as opposed to the standard http://www.mydomain.com change anything in the way an incoming link would weigh in for page rank?