View Full Version : why does this site direct me to google ?

May 15th, 2013, 04:57 AM
I do not know if this is the right sub-forum for questioning this.

Some of links in this site:
direct my browser to google.

e.g. this article:
Who Cares About Microsoft Office for Linux? (http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/eyeonlinux/opinions/microsoftofficelinux/)


It happens when I use both Windows7 and Xubuntu (Firefox on both).

Do you have the same issue with that site ? Why does it happen ?


May 15th, 2013, 05:45 AM
Loads fine for me.

May 15th, 2013, 06:12 AM
Loads fine for me.

Same here, brought me directly to the article.

- Deuce1912

May 15th, 2013, 06:19 AM
I clicked that link, it worked.
I clicked another link, again, it directed me to google.
There must be something wrong with site.

Even when I used Tor, the browser was directed to google.
In firefox, I check the option "Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page"

Hey Jim Lynch (http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/eyeonlinux/author/jim/) :) Are you sure that your site is fine. Are you doing that on purpose? I never experienced this with other sites.

Thank you.

May 15th, 2013, 09:07 AM
The links work fine for me too. Since 3 people in this thread have no problem resolving that site, but you do with 2 different operating systems, I suggest you look for a DNS issue, which will be down to your ISP. Try using openDNS or Google's own DNS.

May 16th, 2013, 05:20 AM
Thank you, coffecat.
I also use 2 different ISPs; one for Windows7 and one for Xubuntu. Those OSs are installed on 2 computers. I will see if using openDNS or googleDNS will solve this issue.

May 16th, 2013, 09:45 AM
Do you have the same issue with that site ?
When i click on your links(above) , i get also google browser. But when i examine those links , there is a difference between 'the real link' ;
your link : desktoplinuxreviews.com/eyeonlinux/opinions/microsoftofficelinux/
'real link' : desktoplinuxreviews.com/eyeonlinux/opinions/microsoft-office-for-linux/