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Unwanted link to 995merchantaccounts appearing in my posts... (5 posts)

  1. Evert
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi all!

    I had not noticed before, but I see that some of my pages, for example: here suddenly contain the text'Related Link: Merchant Account Services Get a business merchant account today and you can be accepting credit cards for your physical or online business business in minutes.' at the bottom, without me putting it there.

    A search in Google ( http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=%22business+merchant+account+today+and+you+can+be+accepting%22&btnG=Search ) shows that there are at least 40000 pages on the Net with this text.
    Who can tell me which plugins or other 'feature' causes this URL to appear on my pages?

  2. tradeweb
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What plugs do you have?

  3. justinratwebtek
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You've either got a Sponsored Plugin or a Sponsored theme.

    Either way, it's a Search Engine Optimization technique that is used to gain hits to to their website, as you noticed.

    I'm not sure if the Adsense ads are yours as well... I'd check near the bottom of page.php, or if that doesn't work, the plugins you're using.

  4. tradeweb
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Quickest way to find out, disable all your plugins and re-introduce one at a time. You'll soon see which one reintroduces the links.

  5. Evert
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Found it! It turned out to be the plugin from http://www.text-link-ads.com/

    Thanks for the assistance! :-)

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