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Forum topic by PhilBello posted 12-19-2013 11:49 AM 629 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PhilBello

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12-19-2013 11:49 AM

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Can someone please tell me why links are appearing in my Blog that I have no knowledge of? they only show when I am not signed in, and are obviously commercial links but they detract from the Blog content, where I have my own links.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright


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#1 posted 12-19-2013 02:58 PM

They’re from Viglink. Automated advertising links to generate revenue for the site. I suspect there’s nothing you can do to prevent them.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey http://davidwahl.org/category/woodworking/

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 03:22 PM

OK…Thanks for that, at least I now know why!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#3 posted 12-19-2013 07:10 PM

I dealt with that earler this week.

Go to Viglink and find the opt out.

You have to do it for every computer and browser you use.

That sickening monitzation has to end.

Side note. I was upgrading my old Mac last month. I had to update Fire fox. I did not put on the ad block plus feature right away.

You should see the ” Targeted ads I got. Pregency testing and Pampers. Should be Geritol and retirment homes.

I get ads from a city 600 miles away. So those poor suckers paying money for all that advertising are wasting money and bandwidth.

A race to increase next quarter profits is all that matters now. A race to the bottom I dare say.

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#4 posted 12-19-2013 09:40 PM

Thanks LakeLover, I didn’t realise it was my machine, I thought it was the site, I couldn’t find anything on Viglink to opt out, without signing up for it in the first place, but I now have ‘DoNotTrackMe’ on my Google Browser, and that has put a stop to it…Cheers!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#5 posted 12-20-2013 10:47 AM

as far as I know there shouldn’t be word links happening when you are logged in.
I’ll look into it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 12-20-2013 11:34 AM

MsDebbieP, thanks but you have misread my initial post it does state they only show when I am not logged in, my worry therefore was that any visitors reading the posts who were not logged in would be attributing any unauthorised links to me.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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