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"Digg This" button hacked? (4 posts)

  1. thebadastronomer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the "Digg This" button on my wordpress page (www.badastronomy.com). Here is the code I use:

    <p>
    <div align="left">
    <script type="text/javascript">
    digg_url = '<?php echo get_permalink() ?>';
    digg_topic = 'Space';
    </script>
    <script src="http://digg.com/tools/diggthis.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

    A couple of my pages have been submitted to Digg, but the link does NOT go to my blog entry. When you click the button, it goes to, for example, http://digg.com/business_finance/bizleading.com (from the Digg button here: http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/09/18/google-moon/). I cannot figure out how this was done, or if this is on my page or at Digg! Has anyone else had this happen? I am running WP 2.2.1; I plan to upgrade soon, but I don't think that is the root of the problem.

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    what link doesnt go to your blog?

    what page is it on?

    where is the digg button on that page that you indicate has one, I couldnt find it.

  3. thebadastronomer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The button is on every page of my blog. Specifically, look on this page:

    http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/09/18/google-moon/

    At the top, you will see the Digg This button. If you click it, it goes to Digg, but the page listed at Digg is not the Google Moon blog entry! It's for some link farm site or something, bizleading.com.

    My page is getting lots of Diggs, but if it goes to the Digg front page, people won't be able to click the link to go to my site! This person is basically stealing my traffic.

    I think they are cutting and pasting the link in the Digg This button, and then changing the URL to point to their own site. If that is true, then there is nothing I can do to stop them, I think, unless I automatically submit each page as I post it. That's sucky.

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Sorry, yes I see the link now. I block js by default, had to turn that on.

    As for whats happening, I would say you are probably correct.

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