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What is this practice called?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by btn06b, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. btn06b

    btn06b Newbie

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    The website Popurls(dot)com, just a basic news/content aggregation website, prefix's all their URL's with "popurls(dot)com/go/*ActualNewsArticleLink* "

    So this way they are able to provide links and get credit for the traffic if they were to link to it. What is this "redirect" practice called?
     
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    btn06b Newbie

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    I understand that the site is a news aggregator but not all news aggregates use that type of prefixed linking. It appears FARK and POPURLS does however Reddit doesnt add a prefix to the link like these other ones do.

    Scroll your mouse over a link on either of those pages and see that the link to the article is prefixed with Fark(dot)com/goto/*articlelink* and popurl does the same.

    Is this is some php script?
     
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    It's called "click tracking". :)
     
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