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#1 dannyboy

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:50 AM

Hi

 

Someone placed a link on our homepage to their site without us knowing.

 

We have removed and the situation is being looked into.

 

I used link sleuth to see if there were any others and it found just 1.

 

My question is that I know the domain of the site being pointed to but haven't a clue what page the link is on as we have hundreds.

 

Is there a tool that will tell me which page on our site that link is on?

 

Thanks Dan



#2 qwerty

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:19 AM

You can set up Screaming Frog to crawl the site looking for a particular string of text. Just use the URL the link points to.

 

But if Xenu found the link when it crawled, didn't it report back where it found it? The two applications are pretty similar. Screaming Frog is just a lot more flexible.



#3 dannyboy

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:24 AM

Thanks a lot.

 

Have found it now with help of my seo guy.

 

Couldn't see anywhere on link sleuth that reported the location maybe there is somewhere.

 

Will try screaming frog too.

 

Thanks for your propmpt replies as always.

 

Danny



#4 bobmeetin

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 07:50 AM

Hah? How does someone place a link on your site without you knowing it? Are you not the master and commander and hold the keys to the kingdom?

 

Unless you have a blog, forum or some other such application where folks can post content which you typically moderate this should not happen and may be an indictor of a more serious security problem.



#5 qwerty

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:38 AM

I think the meaning behind "someone placed a link" is "we've been hacked," so obviously removing the injected links is only part of fixing this. They've got some security issues to work through.



#6 dannyboy

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

yeap we certainly was!

 

Thanks for the replies.






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