[FIXED] Link doesn't work

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[FIXED] Link doesn't work

Postby dalebryan » Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:59 am

The link to my web site does not work. Not sure why DJGold.com has my home page setup as "http://dalebryan.djgold.com/go" when my URL is actually "http://dalebryan.com". Wassup!?!
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Postby Dave Miller » Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:34 pm

http://dalebryan.djgold.com/ links to your profile page in the DJGold search engine.

On that page there is a link to http://dalebryan.djgold.com/go which actually sends you to http://dalebryan.com/?source=DJGold.com You're right, it doesn't work. However, the same thing for my own site works fine.

FYI: In URLs, anything after a questionmark is a variable attribute. The source=DJGold.com could be used by your web host's software to count the number of hits on your site generated from DJ Gold. For whatever reason, your web host is interpreting it incorrectly, generating the page not found error.

In my own case, I use other tools for hit counts, and my web site ignores the questionmark and whatever comes after it.

Maybe CJ can change it for you. If not, talk to your web host.
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Re: Link doesn't work

Postby jwg » Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:45 pm

Must be a code error. If you take off the 'go' at the end of the link, it goes right to your DJ Gold Page. If you leave the 'go' on, it comes up with a Homestead error. Is your site a Homestead hosted site?

I am sure CJ will take care of it.
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Re: Link doesn't work

Postby dalebryan » Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:27 pm

Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately, I am not very Internet savvy (that's why I chose Homestead for my web site), so I guess CJ or someone else will have to figure this one out.
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Postby Dave Miller » Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:46 pm

Whether CJ changes it or not, you should explain it to your web host the same way I explained it to you.

Feel free to copy the text of this thread when you contact Homestead. Note - Don't give them the url to this thread. I think people need to be members of DJGold to read posts in this forum.

By the way, I've seen other services do similar things, so even if CJ changes it, you (or other Homestead clients) may run into the same problem in the future with other services that do similar things.
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Postby CJ Greiner » Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:26 pm

Hi guys -- you're right on the money... it's either a problem with his web host or his .com name provider.

His REAL website is at:
http://dalebryan.homestead.com/cms.html

which works great with the tracking info:
http://dalebryan.homestead.com/cms.html ... djgold.com

It's only when he uses the .com name that seems to be forwarded to the website that he runs into problems.

The thing is -- DJ Teddy Bear is right. You were able to discover for yourself that the forwarded domain name has problems. What about clients trying to find you from other search engines that tack on query info (after the?)... are they getting the error page too?

Dale -- I've changed your website in your listing to the real site name for now... let me know if you need help talking to your domain name forwarder if you want to use the .com name. :lol:
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Re: Link doesn't work

Postby dalebryan » Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:48 pm

That'll work for now until I can find out more info from my domain name provider. Thanks a lot for your help, CJ!
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Re: Link doesn't work

Postby CJ Greiner » Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:14 pm

dalebryan wrote:That'll work for now until I can find out more info from my domain name provider. Thanks a lot for your help, CJ!


No problem! Let me know what you find out.

And by the way... welcome to DJGold.com!

We'll see you around in the different discussions...
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