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Do domain monitors require a return link?

   
11:08 pm on Apr 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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

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

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I'm talking about a service to monitor the uptime of the site.
4:58 pm on Apr 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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

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That's what I thought.

Thanks Lammert,