Newegg / merchant referral links

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  1. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Just wondering about all the newegg links being referral links lately.

    Did MR add that, or are those referral link made by bad users?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Our software adds those types of links automatically to count click-throughs. You didn't give an example but that's very likely the type you are seeing.

    You should be able to tell for certain by clicking Quote and seeing that the referral isn't part of the post.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  5. Consultant thread starter macrumors G5

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    Cool thanks Doctor Q. Just want to make sure it's not people trying to sneak in their own links.
     
  6. arn macrumors god

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  7. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    Those are they types of ads I don't mind, they are almost transparent to the user and don't waste much bandwidth at all, just the http headers.
     

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