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Postby bearsbearsbears » Jun 17th, '10, 13:00

My browser is sick with a google redirect virus/problem, and I was sad to see that Adagio was a patron. Many redirects to www.adagio.com/gifts occur when clicking on google links to tea-themed sites & blogs.

Dunno if Adagio is aware of this, but someone you paid to represent you on the web is doing so through a google redirect scam.
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Re: google redirect

Postby Chip » Jun 17th, '10, 15:17

I passed this on to Adagio so they are aware of it right away.
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Re: google redirect

Postby Mikael » Jun 17th, '10, 15:37

I told Ilya, our tech, about this. Thank you for letting us know.
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Re: google redirect

Postby rabbit » Jun 17th, '10, 15:39

That is sad, it's the crappiest form of advertising, I don't understand who would type in "how to fix my car" ... get redirected to a tea website and think "hmmm this seems legit! I'm going to type in my credit card information now!"
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Re: google redirect

Postby ilya » Jun 17th, '10, 15:43

I'm not sure what you mean by a google redirect virus. Could you explain the problem in greater detail so that I may look into finding a fix.

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Re: google redirect

Postby rabbit » Jun 17th, '10, 16:13

ilya wrote:I'm not sure what you mean by a google redirect virus. Could you explain the problem in greater detail so that I may look into finding a fix.

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It's a browser hijack. When you click on any links that have been queried with google the browser is redirected to any number of other websites as a form of "forced advertisement".

[edit] Usually happens in the form of a virus or trojan, I believe the designer(s) of which have a list of websites that become the forced advertisements when the person who has contracted the PC virus is redirected.
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Re: google redirect

Postby bearsbearsbears » Jun 17th, '10, 19:16

rabbit wrote:It's a browser hijack. When you click on any links that have been queried with google the browser is redirected to any number of other websites as a form of "forced advertisement".

[edit] Usually happens in the form of a virus or trojan, I believe the designer(s) of which have a list of websites that become the forced advertisements when the person who has contracted the PC virus is redirected.


+1 when i search for something in google, let's say it's tea related, and click on one of the search results, say maitre_tea's blog, the browser occasionally redirects me to adagio.com/gifts (instead of directing me to his blog).
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Re: google redirect

Postby ilya » Jun 18th, '10, 10:24

I've never heard of this issue. If you can somehow identify the affiliate link that send you to the gift page, let me know and I can hopefully track down the affiliate that is responsible and remove him from our program.
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Re: google redirect

Postby bearsbearsbears » Jun 18th, '10, 14:31

It seems to be: googleads.g.doubleclick.net

EDIT:
this appears to be my problem: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/as ... k-redirect
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Re: google redirect

Postby bearsbearsbears » Jun 25th, '10, 14:33

so, any word on this? Adagio still paying doubleclick to redirect me to your pages? :x

*EDIT* 5:54p PST
http://www.shop206.com/3/adagio-tea-gou ... w=tea+gift was the most recent redirect
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Re: google redirect

Postby ilya » Jul 4th, '10, 17:33

We have removed the affiliate that was responsible for these redirects.
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Re: google redirect

Postby Newscctv-spamme... » Sep 25th, '10, 04:48

That is sad, it's the crappiest form of advertising, I don't understand who would type in "how to fix my car" ... get redirected to a tea website and think "hmmm this seems legit! I'm going to type in my credit card information now!"

Moderator Edit: And yet, you are just a dirty little spammer ... how pathetic! Spamming multiple forums too, I see!

I think you have earned the spammer avatar! Congratulations, you have earned it.

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Re: google redirect

Postby rabbit » Sep 25th, '10, 10:43

Mmmm... spam...
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