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I just notice every post with Newegg link any online shopping link from this website has been redirect to some money generating affiliation traffic.

 

For example this is one of them...

 

viglink . com\

 

http://www.dpbolvw. net/click-4003003-10521304?sid=164uneqry1ij6&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FProduct.aspx%3FItem%3DN82E16814133401

 

 

The big link belongs to Commission Juntion website which I've used their services in the past as well.

 

There are more being monitored both on my PC and Mac network, my log picked up all those redirected link...

 

 

 

 

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Edited by djriful - 5/22/12 at 5:07pm
 
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post #2 of 19

I don't get it.

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Sorry, I meant in every post where there is a link that leads to a product such as Newegg, Amazon, TigerDirect, and etc. OCN forum has the mechanism to intercept that link to an affiliation website (advertisement to generate revenue) before redirecting user back to the product page.

 

Normal user won't catch this and won't see the links any differences. But it happened I log everything I do on the web and every url. The Glimmerblocker was able to slow down the redirection and I see 2 redirection going on before hitting back to the product page.

 

That's 2 view of ads but hidden. It may sounds like a statistic log for OCN but apparently those website are ads agency.

 

I was curious if it was my computer and my network. So far I've tested in different computers and places. Same. I don't mind if this is intentional unless it forces user to see something before redirecting to another page. Or someone hacked around the forum injecting code that intercept links? =P


Edited by djriful - 12/12/11 at 5:28pm
 
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ssshhhhhh..... ph34r-smiley.gif
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Its fine by me, if my posts help out OCN, it only makes me HAPPIER to post. smile.gif
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post #6 of 19
Heh, can anyone honestly expect different? TBH I had always suspected especially considering this site doesn't have donations or anything but we sure do have enough linking going around that they could sustain a good income from that alone.
post #7 of 19
I'm sure it's intentional, this is standard practice. This is a much less intrusive way to bring in revenue than typical ads.

Actually, I wish it was easier to give affiliate clicks to OCN. I spend a lot of money on Newegg, and I'd happily buy through affiliate links every time if it meant my $300 GPU also gave a few dollars to OCN!
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So I help a member by linking and also it pays off the servers, great system.
 
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post #9 of 19
So I can post a newegg link and click it 1,000,000,000,000,000 and get hella money for ocn?

Challenge accepted.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris++ View Post

Its fine by me, if my posts help out OCN, it only makes me HAPPIER to post. smile.gif

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