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Is this a 302 hijacking problem?
Am I inadvertantly causing my site to hijacked
girish




msg:769858
 12:55 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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:
http://www.special-widgets.com/widgets-com.htm

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:

<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://www.special-widgets.com/">
</head>

This morning I noticed that his site www.widgets.com was in the #10 position for the allinanchor:widgets search

http://www.google.com/search?q=allinanchor:widgets

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/5.0.2.26
35 mod_ssl/2.8.22 OpenSSL/0.9.7a
X-Powered-By: PHP/4.4.2
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.

QUESTION:
Is there something here I should be concerned about?
Is the widgets.com site inadvertantly hijacking my site?

Hersh

[edited by: tedster at 5:37 pm (utc) on Mar. 30, 2006]
[edit reason] deactivate urls [/edit]

 

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