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Refusing linking script?
Link was refused because it is a cgi link

 3:12 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Is there any proof that having automated links programs where the pages are dynmically created (
i.e. end in?page etc.) are not woth anything.

Somone emailed me and asked me to remove a link
because my linking system is automated.

How can I manage all these links on hand
edited html static pages?

Any ideas?



 3:20 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Have you considered using mod_rewrite (on Apache) or ISAPI Rewrite (on IIS) to make the pages appear to be static?



 3:57 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have heard of these. Unfortunately I have no
experience with this. Is this necessary?

I am on a windows server. What would I use for this?
Isn't apache linux/unix based?

I bought a third party script for this linking program.


 6:02 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Several of the 3rd party programs can set up static html pages and links instead of cgi or php.

I would guess that the feedback you are getting is a result of some pages in cgi based directories having been jacked. I'll sticky you an example.


 6:06 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Does this script generate pages with the link actually in the page e.g.


or does it generate a link that then passes through another page on your site e.g.


If it's the latter I suspect that's what the complaint was about.

I've removed a few links from my site when I've found partner sites using this method. It's a "send me PR while I avoid sending you any" scenario, not really very reciprocal.

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