Support » Plugin: Shortlinks by Pretty Links - Best WordPress Link Tracking Plugin » pretty link caused Google to black list my site

  • After a couple of days of WP Engine L2 support helping me, we figured out that reason the site was black listed was because there as they say, “After doing some digging, I was able to locate the source of the malicious URLs on the site, it appears to be related to the pretty-link plugin. Within the plugin, there are close to 304,030 redirect rules.”

    How can we remove theses URL’s and prevent this from happening again?



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  • This is quite curious story, once in a while someone shows up with these claims.
    I’m using Pretty link by some years and I haven’t occurred into such issues. Or may I did without my notice?

    I’m not using WP Engine, but OVH servers, they never mentioned such issue.

    I have used the plugin for years–then it suddenly did this.

    I see, It is interesting tho, keep us updated, thanks.

    Plugin Author cartpauj


    Are you using automatic keyword/url replacements in Pretty Link Pro?

    If you’re using the Lite version, then these links would have been created manually by you as there’s no automated features in the Lite version. And they’d have to be manually removed/replaced as well.

    If you are using the pro version, then disabling the automatic replacements should help. You can also define a blacklist of domains that should not be automatically replaced as well.

    cartpaui –

    I am using Pro. I will try what you suggested. Thanks.


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