Linking to products on Newegg

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  1. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    I was previewing a post I wrote and wanted to make sure the links were properly linking to their respective sites. I clicked on the link I made pointing to Newegg and I saw it redirect to something like jdoqocy.com/click-"some numbers then the url". I made sure that I posted the right link and it was just the regular newegg.com URL in the editor.

    Example:
    This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233075

    becomes this: http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-316035...com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233075

    Just want to make sure MR knows about this. If this is for revenue, then I don't mind. I just thought I had some DNS servers hacked or something.

    P.S. I know I'm a paranoid security freak! :eek:
     
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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  3. MarkMS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just from Safari, in OS X Leopard with all updates. All I did was copy the link from the URL bar, go to the post, press the hyperlink button in the editor and paste. Same is happening to MacMall links.

    http://www.macmall.com/macmall/families/new_promo~dp~7684018~family~macbook~promo~4.asp

    but it links to

    http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-3160...w_promo~dp~7684018~family~macbook~promo~4.asp

    I'm beginning to think it's something on my side! Any suggestions? I'm checking my DNS on all my Macs and all they link to is my private 192.168.x.x router address. Also, the link you posted looks clean to me too! Just says newegg.com/product ... in the status bar. I tried typing mine out and it still does the jdoqocy.com thing. Even straight copying and pasting your link doesn't help.

    Did a quick Google search and Alexa is saying that these sites are coming from a company called Commission Junction or cj.com

    P.S. The MacMall link on this post from the username MacRumors does a similar thing. Instead, it links to http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-462641-54376.

    P.P.S I'm almost certain this isn't on my side. See AskDaveTaylor.com article. Still bothers me that your link is "clean", yet mine isn't!
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Here is a previous thread about this topic. We're still playing around with this plug-in.
     
  5. MarkMS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for the link. Do you, by any chance, know why Rower_CPU's link doesn't do this? It doesn't go through the referral process.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Good question...I don't know the details of how it works.

    I would think it should be picking up his link, but for some reason it isn't.
     
  7. arn macrumors god

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    yeah, this is an auto-referral mod we've been testing on and off. it transparently (well, almost) converts links to referral/commission links when available.

    arn
     

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