Friday, February 12, 2016

MAX My Web Week: 12/02/16


Photo credit: Everett Collection

Oh hi, how's everything? TGIF right? I had a blog-related drama this week when it was brought to my attention that several of my links from this Valentine's Day Gift Guide post were appearing as affiliate links! Which is impossible, because I'm not joined with any affiliate programs whatsoever. After a slight meltdown, my husband, who works in IT solved the problem. Apparently, LinkWithin (which I had installed on the blog) redirect all the links I post to their site first, then onto the linked site, so that it appears the traffic is coming from them. So they earn affiliate money off my links. One of the links, when clicked went to 'Clix Galore'; this was simply an affiliate that they had not configured correctly. LinkWithin started off not doing this, then changed without informing site owners, so it's a bit sneaky. A blogger informed me Shareaholic are the same, but I don't have this so I can't confirm. Long story, short, I un-installed LinkWithin on my site, so they can no longer re-direct and profit from my links. 

Anyhoo, here are ten ways the internet entertained me this week. Enjoy!





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8 comments:

  1. I had VigLink installed for a brief minute before I realised it just felt too shady so I nixed it. I use The Commission Factory for affiliate links and that's all been fine.

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    1. Thanks for the info, Beth. I might look at getting into an affiliate program in the future, so I'll keep that one in mind! :)

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  2. If Leonardo di caprio doesn't get an Oscar this year, there's no hope for humanity.


    Lily @ Lily not Louise

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    1. My thoughts exactly! He's my absolute favourite actor, and has pretty much deserved an Oscar ever since his Best Supporting Actor nomination for What's Eating Gilbert Grape!

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  3. loving all the carpools haha must watch the latest!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. They are so great, aren't they? I must go and watch the earlier ones I missed! x

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  4. Love the carpools and I am off to check out those Instagram hacks!

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