My site is "special-widgets.com"
Several months ago I made an arrangement with the owner of the site "widgets.com" to pay him for click-thrus from his site to mine.
The way this is currently set up is that his site's home page (widgets.com) redirects to the following URL on my site:
I have a hit counter on this page so I can verify the number of visitors he is sending me.
When a visitor lands on this page at my site, he is redirected by a meta refresh to my site's home page, as follows:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://www.special-widgets.com/">
This morning I noticed that his site www.widgets.com was in the #10 position for the allinanchor:widgets search
It was never there in the allinanchor results before. My site has been ranked between #5 and #7 in the allinanchor search for years and his site was not there.
Additionally, when I did a header checker on his home page http://www.widgets.com returns the following--
HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:35:56 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.33 (Unix) mod_auth_passthrough/
1.8 mod_bwlimited/1.4 PHP/4.4.2 FrontPage/126.96.36.199
35 mod_ssl/2.8.22 OpenSSL/0.9.7a
Location: http://www. hotkeys (I edited this before posting) .com/leadtracking?id=5555555555
Connection: closeContent-Type: text/html
When I browse to the hotkeys link mentioned above, I am redirected to my own site's home page.
Is there something here I should be concerned about?
Is the widgets.com site inadvertantly hijacking my site?
[edited by: tedster at 5:37 pm (utc) on Mar. 30, 2006]
[edit reason] deactivate urls [/edit]