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User reports Amazon link where there is none (5 posts)

  1. Opally
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    One of our blog subscribers reported an Amazon link where we have none. We do have several Amazon links on our site, I use the showcase and amazonify plug-ins, but this link is embedded in a post where we have no link. I know, I checked the code. Also, although I like Pink Floyd, I wouldn't be linking to this product in this blog. The link the user reported uses our tracking code, too. What do you think is going on? Virus? Browser plug-in that creatively makes Amazon links wherever you are?

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What's the URL of the page in question? Can't tell you if I see a link or not without looking at it.

  3. Opally
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thanks for reply!

    http://www.coreknowledge.org/blog/2008/03/07/groundhogs-day/

    The user reports a link for the words "friends and foes" in the last sentence, 2nd paragraph.

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You're using the Amazon Context Links script (cls.js). That script will scan your page for phrases and such and convert them into Amazon links on-the-fly. However, it's not wholly consistent. Some users will see links that other users don't see. Amazon bases these links on their own weird matching algorithms. I've seen some strange links on my own site too, sometimes.

    Nothing you can do about it except remove the context links code.

  5. Opally
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    ahhhhh. It was an optional setting in Amazonify 0.8. I didn't know what I was activating!

    (awesome plugin, though!)

    Muchas gracias, Otto, you're a dear.

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