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Does using referral trackers when posting links affect how Google sees and ranks your hubs?

I mostly use the Hubpages referral tracker feature to help me determine how effective my own marketing is. But I've gotten to thinking about all the convolutions and "disqualifiers" Google uses to downrank content... so I'm wondering if a URL that includes the "_mytracker" (just an example) is actually viewed by Google as an "affiliate/spam link" and ignored... or worse yet, gets a penalty in search metrics. Does anyone know?

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