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How to monetize some files being requested on my server that dont exist

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by islandman1010, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. islandman1010

    islandman1010 Elite Member

    May 10, 2008
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    Some time ago someone got my password and access to the server and installed a file that redirected certain sites of mine to a warez forum. After cleaning it out (the file) the requests just keep coming for that file. I spoke to the host and they said it is probably listed somewhere on a search engine and not to worry as the file is gone. However, is there a way I can make use of that traffic. For example, can I make a redirect in my htaccess file so all requests for the file g somewhere else. To maybe a landing page I can make or to bum up some site stats on my other sites or maybe something else. If it does involve a redirect can someone explain how to do that in the htaccess file or in my cpanel?..Its about 1000 requests a day

  2. crazyflx

    crazyflx Elite Member

    Nov 9, 2009
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    Put that in a .htaccess file in the root of your domain and change the relevant details. Voila!

    Redirect /OldDir/old.html http://site.com/NewDir/new.html