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  • Resolved wilsjacq

    (@wilsjacq)


    On my list of referrer links, I have a shortened URL (through th8.us–?not familiar with it). When I click on this referrer link, it takes me to my blog, but has an unauthorized advertisement in the header. 1. How/why is this happening, and 2. How do I stop it?

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Can you post a link to your site and this other site?

    My site is http://www.writrams.com

    The referrer URL is http://923mf.th8.us/

    Thanks :o)

    //twitter.com/home/?status=Getting+Real+About+Getting+Real+%28Or%2C+Shut+Up+Jessica+Simpson%29+http://923mf.th8.us

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    I don’t think there’s anything really suspicious going on here. The “bogus” site is just the a view of your site being offered by the url shortening service: http://th8.us/

    About.com does something very similar.

    My guess is that someone posted a shortened th8.us link to your site on something like Twitter. However, if you’re still not happy about this use of your content, you could contact the owner of th8.us. You’ll find his email address on http://richardxthripp.thripp.com/contact

    You can also quickly see the appended urls in your browsers bottom status bar by rolling over the “Tweet This Post” links at the bottom of your posts.

    Interesting. Thanks everyone. I’m mostly concerned about advertisers that have specific positioning on my site with no other advertisers placed above them (logistically). The placement of a header ad wrapped around my site *could* pose some probs. Thanks again. Appreciate all the input.

    Sorry I did not see this thread seven months ago! I’ve added writrams.com to the Th8.us whitelist, so short URLs going to your domain will forward directly by HTTP 301, effective immediately.

    Esmi is correct — I got the idea from About.com. It is quite effective and I’m sorry it’s intrusive, but I need money to pay my hosting bills, car insurance, electric bill, etc.

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