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Odd URL's
and they aren't affiliates

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Msg#: 3528721 posted 12:31 am on Dec 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Alright then. Here's a question.

The url looks like this;


And there are no affiliate programs in the .org domain.

How do I go about ridding myself of these tag alongs?



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Msg#: 3528721 posted 4:42 pm on Dec 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Not sure but you may be talking about mod rewrite with htaccess.

For instance it can make a url like this:

look neat like this:

In my opinion, it doesn't do much for seo any longer as Google has adapted since the day when mod rewrite was a big thing.

[edited by: martinibuster at 4:42 pm (utc) on Jan. 6, 2008]
[edit reason] Removed URL. [/edit]


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Msg#: 3528721 posted 6:42 pm on Dec 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

Which portion of [*********.org...] is the reference to your site? the .org or the .com?


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Msg#: 3528721 posted 12:01 pm on Jan 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

My site would be;


The tag along comes after the '='

so, it's;


It looks just like what a linked back affilate (link) would look like, but on this particular site, there are no affiliates.

Just started showing up around the first part of November, and struck me as quite odd.

Could it be some kind of referal spam that I'm not aware of?

The site is pretty new, 1-2 years, and though we have sites that are much older, 6-7 years, this is the only one these odd url's have shown up on.

It hasn't ever had any other scripting (boards/forums/blogs) that might cause someone to want to come knocking on the back door.

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