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Is Google Stealing your custom error traffic?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by G-S-T, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. G-S-T

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    Making money online is about being smart with the use of your traffic. Squeezing every last penny out of your traffic is what its all about.

    One such way is having a custom error page that displays an advert rather than just a simple error message. The owners of BHW do this too and use it to sell a clickbank product, I'm sure most have seen it.

    Well imagine my shock when I dont see my good old "Facebook Traffic Method" error page. Instead I see Google Chrome have added their own "simplified" error message.

    More info here - Now I did not select this option, I cant remember the last time I changed any options under the hood of my Chrome browser, so I can only assume that Google added and activated this without my knowledge or consent, because its only happened recently.

    Here is a screenshot of the Google error message:
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  2. shurk

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    That's not an HTTP Status Code. That is a connection error, it says in the link you provided
    The error is generated by chrome because it can't get a valid HTTP Status Code from the website.

    Create a 404 yourself and you will see the page is still there.

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/fgsgfdgd
     
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  3. G-S-T

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    That might explain it then. I thought that it was some thing google chrome added to help sites that were being overwhelmed my traffic.

    It seemed plausible that they would try to help a website out in this way, but there is always some collateral damage.