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Serious help needed: Is there a rewrite solution to 302 hijackings?

maybe redirect to a page if referrer is blah.com?

     

walkman

6:17 am on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)



I'm having serious problems with these 302s and Google doesn't seem to care. Chasing webmasters and asking them to de-link, waiting for Google to reindex (if they remove the link), re-calculate etc, is way too long of a process.

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I found this and it worked pretty good.

RewriteEngine on
rewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} dom\.com [OR]
rewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} dom2\.com
rewriteRule .* - [F]

will this be enough to stop google from following those 302 links and most importanly, will I have any problems with Google?

Is there a way to block a certain site from cacheing my site? They do it to get traffic and I haven't heard back from them and they don;t have any robot info displayed.

Also, can I just ban a partial URL blah.com/go.php* instead of the entire blah.com domain?

thanks again,

Chico_Loco

2:07 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



No, Google doesn't send the HTTP_REFERER string and thus you will not be able to detect it in order to perform a rewrite.

walkman

6:16 pm on Dec 19, 2004 (gmt 0)



How about when you put the entire URL. Google follows /dom.com/go.php?www.mysite.com so is there another way to deny access if someone (GB included) uses this exact URL to access my page? Or if it matches a portion of the URL, IP....either deny or send them to a dummy page.

whatever it is, I have no choice...

mark1615

2:56 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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We are currently dealing with this go.php issue. We are unaware of a technical solution, but would love to hear of one. What do you all think of sending DMCA letters to the linking webmasters and copying them to Google? Also, would you consider the use of a blah.com/go.pho a hijacking?

walkman

3:18 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)



"sending DMCA letters to the linking webmasters and copying them to Google"

that will not help you...unless you send them to Google. The webmaster will remove the link but it will be stuck in Google's system for years as supplemental and still causing dupes. The Webmaster needs to remove the link via this:
[services.google.com:8882...]

[edited by: walkman at 4:03 am (utc) on Dec. 20, 2004]

mark1615

4:01 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Thanks walkman. What other solutions are there? Are there any technical solutions not on Google's end?

walkman

4:06 am on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)



"Are there any technical solutions not on Google's end?"

any technical solutions would have to be for future links, what's done it's done. Google will keep that already indexed and cached link there for years.

You can send Google a DCMA and ask them politely to take down the offending link because it's indexed with your content. It's a legitimate request since you're hurting and they will do so right away. The law and fairness are both on your side

mark1615

10:27 pm on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

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We have not yet sent a DCMA to Google - are you saying you think they would respond favorably to that? As much of a pain it is to do that, it would be a Godsend at this point.

walkman

11:14 pm on Dec 20, 2004 (gmt 0)



"We have not yet sent a DCMA to Google - are you saying you think they would respond favorably to that? As much of a pain it is to do that, it would be a Godsend at this point."

They have no choice under the law. Technically your content is showing up under another URL...

 

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