Web sites pointing to Amazon - AAAARGGGH!

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by David W.E. Roberts, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    in the process of trying to find a cheap cable router, and when I search for
    details via Google (UK) I find pages of sites with different names all
    offering the cheapest deals on the web for cable routers.

    Strangely, when you click through for details they all point to Amazon.

    Does this indicate that Amazon is the cheapest (a couple of squid cheaper
    than Dabs on the router I am chasing - but haven't checked P&P yet) or just
    that Amazon is populating the net with masses of spoof search sites all
    pointing back to Mummy?

    My investigations are being seriously hampered by information overload.

    Or underload.

    Dave R

    David W.E. Roberts, Aug 1, 2003
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  2. David W.E. Roberts

    aep Guest

    The first links on Google always point to Amazon where possible as
    Amazon pay money to Google for the service.

    aep, Aug 1, 2003
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  3. The first links, O.K.

    However, the first thee pages or more of links, almost all to other sites
    which link indirectly to Amazon?

    I hope they pay Google a lot!
    David W.E. Roberts, Aug 1, 2003
  4. David W.E. Roberts

    Sunil Sood Guest

    They could be Amazon affiliates?

    Sunil Sood, Aug 1, 2003
  5. I wondered if there is a cock-up in the DNS system, I tried to reach
    www.giga-byte.com recently and it points to ebay!
    Nigel Mercier ®, Aug 1, 2003
  6. David W.E. Roberts

    Eric Parker Guest


    I got straight to GigaByte.

    Eric Parker, Aug 1, 2003
  7. David W.E. Roberts

    Kris Guest

    Check for spyware. I use Spybot Search & Destroy for that sort of thing.

    Also check your networking settings for a rogue DNS suffix.
    Kris, Aug 1, 2003
  8. So do I today, hence my thought about a DNS cock-up.
    Nigel Mercier ®, Aug 1, 2003
  9. It's OK through Pipex using their DNS servers
    =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Mugwump?=, Aug 1, 2003
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