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Hiding referrals to other websites?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wi11iam, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. wi11iam

    wi11iam Junior Member

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  2. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    have you looked at donotlink.com? Don't know if it's exactly what you're looking for but might help.
     
  3. wi11iam

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    Thanks @Apricot. Yes, I did try them. Not exactly what I'm after.

    So everyone, I'm looking to send customers from businesses to review sites like Yelp, but not letting Yelp know that they came from my website. The reason is that I'm worried they might find a pattern with good reviews from my website and either block my website or even worse cause problems with the business who is getting the reviews.

    I basically need to blank out the referrer. I know you can do it on a browser level, but with so many browsers and OS's, it seems like an impossible task.

    I've tried PHP, Javascript, meta forwards and even HTML, but nothing seems to blank the referrer for all visitors.

    Any advice would be most welcome!!

    Thanks.
     
  4. Shree

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    I would try setting up a second domain on another host and sending visitors who click on your link to that domain. And automatically redirecting every visitor to that domain to wherever you would want them to go.

    I am not sure if this would work for you?
     
  5. wi11iam

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    Thanks @shree. Actually, I did think of that. I tried automatically redirecting them from a 2nd website, but it still passed the referrer from the original site. It works well if I have a link that they can click, but it's another click to get to the target! I will do it this way if necessary, but another click can result in many a lost opportunity! Also, the 2nd website needs to look like a good, non-spammy website, which isn't hard to do... I guess that might be my only option?!