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Do domain monitors require a return link?
Lorel




msg:4114645
 11:08 pm on Apr 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have a client that signed up with a company claiming to monitor his domain, however he was required to put javascript with a link to that site on his home page. I checked google's cache and it can see the link.

Then I checked for the link text in google. And guess what? That site ranks #1 for that term which was not the same words as it's domain. Therefore it looks like a scam to me.

Do domain monitors usually require you to link to their site from your home page?

 

lammert




msg:4114706
 12:58 am on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi, the term domain monitor is somewhat ambiguous for me. Are you talking about a service to monitor the uptime of the site, or a service to monitor changes in the domain state?

Lorel




msg:4115032
 1:39 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm talking about a service to monitor the uptime of the site.

lammert




msg:4115191
 4:58 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Adding JavaScript to the homepage of the site seems strange to me because the JavaScript code is executed on the client computer, not on the server. Most site monitor systems I know do a periodic HTTP or HTTPS request for a URL, sometimes the homepage, sometimes the robots.txt file without the need to change or add anything on the side of the website.

Lorel




msg:4115249
 5:44 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

That's what I thought.

Thanks Lammert,

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