I am making a site which is designed to contain a large amount of links to other sites, much like a search engine. I have seen two different approached with regards to linking to external sites.
- Simply to link directly to the external content directly from the links on my own site
- To redirect to the content via an internal link, such as www.site.com/r/myref123 -> www.internet.com/hello.php
Would anyone be able to tell me what the advantage is with each approach? I am stuck at a crossroads here and can't find much information on which approach I should be using.