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bit.ly is marked as spam, change your links!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Cewgg, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Cewgg

    Cewgg Regular Member

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    Just noticed drop in my traffic and checked my traffic sources. They were OK, but after few minutes I figured out that it was dead bit.ly links. This url shortener at the moment is flagged as spam and will show in users browsers that it's malicous to access link, being shortened by bit.ly

    Not sure if it was posted yet in BHW, I am sorry if it was. Just trying to inform you guys.

    If you have any links shortened, just replace them with raw urls or use other shortener. This should be fixed in few days, but don't lose your traffic.

    Have a nice day.
     
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    Reported Attack Page!

    This web page at bit.ly has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.
     
  3. Chicilikit

    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    Oh and i thought my youtube vids was all deleted. Unfortunately i cannot change it, so i hope they will fix it soo
     
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    More info: http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/71628/bit-ly-is-not-safe-and-an-attack-page
     
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    saurabh82 BANNED BANNED

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    i always use ow.ly for shortening the links
     
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    tompots Elite Member Premium Member

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    You should own your short links to prevent losing your sources, try this
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    http://yourls.org/
    
     
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    Not sure if it's just you guys, or what, but I'm not having any trouble going to any bit.ly links. I just checked a bunch of old ones I had, and they all seemed fine, although they were made a long time ago. I know they updated some stuff recently to where you can't keep shortening the same exact link over and over, but there's an easy fix to that.
     
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  9. Cewgg

    Cewgg Regular Member

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    It seems that the problem is fixed as of now. Thanks for posting, going to revert everything again to bit.ly
    I hope this nightmare will never happen again.
     
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    i'm getting the infamous red attacker page too using firefox

    pure luck i don't really use bit.ly anymore, because it's already blacklisted on most of the places where i promote

    edit: seems it's already fixed, when i refreshed the page it wasn't there
     
  11. syqelguy

    syqelguy Newbie

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    you should try clk im service.

    Its a great service and it will make you earn some money from the exact same links!

    Try it out...