Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Site and Forum Feedback

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 5, 2014, 09:04 AM   #1
macrumors 68040
SaSaSushi's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Takamatsu, Japan
Embedded URLS and Georiot

I embedded the URL


in this post.

It works fine when I view it immediately, but if I leave and then revisit the page, the following is added to the beginning of the URL in the link:


This directs it to somewhere else entirely.

When I edit the post, all is as intended and none of the georiot stuff is in there. I'm using Firefox 27 but get the same results in Chrome and Safari.


And now I can confirm it's done the same thing to the same link in this post as well.

The only links not getting the georiot stuff are the local ones.
27" Late 2013 iMac i7 3.5GHz GTX780M 32GB/1TB Fusion
32GB iPhone 5s | 32GB iPad 3 LTE
16GB iPad 2 3G | Canon EOS 450D
SaSaSushi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2014, 11:53 AM   #2
macrumors Penryn
rdowns's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
I believe it is a service that monetizes URLs posted in forums for the site owner.
rdowns is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2014, 12:23 PM   #3
Weaselboy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: California
MacRumors (MR) has always automatically appended their Amazon affiliate account number to Amazon links so if someone clicked your link and bought the Amazon product MR would get a slice of the revenue.

Looks like this new service is an "upgrade" to that system that handles problems with you posting an Amazon US link and me living in the UK for example. If I clicked your US link GeoRiot will change the link to take me to the Amazon UK link so I could complete the purchase and MR still gets their revenue.

At least that is what appears to me is occurring.
Weaselboy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2014, 12:38 PM   #4
macrumors god
arn's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Send a message via AIM to arn
Yes, there's a Georiot autolinker that maps amazon links to their regional amazon stores.

I can see how it might be disconcerting if you aren't expecting it. Will look into that.

arn is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Site and Forum Feedback

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shortened URLs in iOS 7? jason2811 iOS 7 4 Dec 24, 2013 10:57 AM
Monitor URLs nelly22 Mac Programming 29 Jan 1, 2013 04:42 PM
Email sigs come out as URLs? hakr100 iOS 6 6 Oct 15, 2012 10:32 AM
download locations from different URLs wootalicious Mac OS X 10.7 Lion 4 Sep 5, 2012 12:38 PM
Messages.app URLs? tarryweather OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 0 Jul 30, 2012 02:28 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:16 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC