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Gstatic.com (MarkMonitor)

 9:52 am on Sep 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi I recently used Pingdom to test my site and found the URL "Gstatic.com/bg/" is showing as a "path/request" on my site.

I had no idea what this was so contacted my host who said they were a company called "MarkMonitor.com".

Not sure what to do here. Can anyone explain how they "get on your site" as a request (as Im sure I didnt put them in my site files) ? Can /should I block them?

Thanks for any replies...


Andy Langton

 10:00 am on Sep 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

gstatic.com is owned by Google - it's one of the domains they use for serving images etc. Markmonitor is just the registrar Google use for buying domains. Do you have a Google +1 button on your blog?


 10:41 am on Sep 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi, No I do not have a Google+1 button on my blog. Thanks

Andy Langton

 11:07 am on Sep 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

If you check here you can see a number of resources hosted by Google in this way:


So it's likely a resource used in a theme or similar that has used Google for hosting.

If you search your source code for 'gstatic' does it show anything?


 11:30 am on Sep 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

My source code does not show gstatic. This is why I can not figure how it is showing as a "request". I did not put it in my code and it was not there before, I have read this is a tracking thing by Google here [pablog.tunalkan.com...]

It must be affecting my speed load in a some way as it is down as a "request", along with adsense etc, I was checking speed load when I noticed it there.

I want to find out how to block it...I found this site with a link to a program but not sure about this:

Will keep researching :/

Andy Langton

 11:32 am on Sep 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

It's probably a redirected request - so the initial request goes to a different URL that redirects to gstatic. The other common reason for gstatic is when you click a Google SERP - but this doesn't apply here.

Do not track is a decent add-on, incidentally, but this just blocks things in your browser - not on your website.

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