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Donotlink - link without improving search engine position

Posted: 14 May 2015 15:29
by palimmo
I found this. Really interesting:
http://www.donotlink.com/
With donotlink.com, you can link to sites without giving them "Google juice".
Donotlink uses three different ways to block search engines from crawling a link. So you can post the link on forums, message boards, facebook, twitter, reddit, and other public places without giving shady websites any undue credibility.
That's useful.
But I would like to find something different too.
Do you know any other solution that gives the possibility to visit a website without improving their ad revenue? I mean not only their position in search engines.
I do not know if I'm right and quite clear, but let me explain with an example.
Let's say that I would like to read sometimes the headlines of a terrible/not credible newspaper. Just to be up-to-date with their bullshits. (It can be useful!)
At the same I would avoid to give them any boost to their ad revenue. Like I were "invisible" or something like that.

Do you have any idea? As far as I have understood, donotlink does something quite different.
Tor browser could be useful for this purpose or even it has been conceived for something completely different?

Re: Donotlink - link without improving search engine positio

Posted: 14 May 2015 16:04
by just

Re: Donotlink - link without improving search engine positio

Posted: 14 May 2015 16:22
by palimmo
I've been already using it. But please explain to me:
blocking trackers and cookies means that while I visit their webpage I do not give them fuel for their revenue?

Re: Donotlink - link without improving search engine positio

Posted: 14 May 2015 18:33
by kurotsugi
if you means something like google ads, the revenue comes when the add got displayed. since ghostery block them they didn't got any revenue from it. though, it doesn't means you fully cut their revenue flow. there are other means to get revenue from a site.

Re: Donotlink - link without improving search engine positio

Posted: 14 May 2015 18:43
by palimmo
kurotsugi wrote:if you means something like google ads, the revenue comes when the ad got displayed. since ghostery block them they didn't got any revenue from it.
Really? That's enough! :lol:
But I'm curious: how can the advertisers know that I'm not displaying their ad? Due to the fact that I'm blocking their cookies and trackers?

Re: Donotlink - link without improving search engine positio

Posted: 14 May 2015 18:58
by kurotsugi
a simple ilustration would be: when you visit a certain site, a tracker behind that site will send notification the ads headquarter. the headquarter pick the ads based on your database and send it to your screen. when it successfully displayed the tracker send another notification to headquarter, saying it was done. headquarter got the notes then send the bills to his customer. the customer pay the bills then it got shared between headquarter and the site owner.

in a case when gosthery was used, the tracker is dead. the headquarter is blocked to send anything into your screen.

the other means to get revenue is from direct contract between site owner and the customer. for an example, http://mangafox.me/ the huge ads in the left and right banner is hosted and generated directly from the site server. you can't block these kinds of ads and the site owner got paid regardless someone visit his site or not.

Re: Donotlink - link without improving search engine positio

Posted: 14 May 2015 19:19
by palimmo
very useful! I thought their revenue were related only (or mostly) to the number of clicks on the banners.
thanks kurotsugi!

Re: Donotlink - link without improving search engine positio

Posted: 18 May 2015 06:59
by Grzyby15
Interesting stuff. Learned a lot from it. Thanks:)

Re: Donotlink - link without improving search engine positio

Posted: 09 Aug 2015 19:03
by just
At a first look Privacy Badger (from EFF) seems to be able to compete with Ghostery.

Re: Donotlink - link without improving search engine positio

Posted: 09 Aug 2015 19:26
by palimmo
just wrote:At a first look Privacy Badger (from EFF) seems to be able to compete with Ghostery.
interesting! let's have a try!

Re: Donotlink - link without improving search engine positio

Posted: 10 Aug 2015 00:40
by just
A big doubt about Privacy Badger effectiveness is related to the fact that apparently it relies on sites' reaction to the Do No Track request. If (hypothetical) 99% of sites ignore it, will Privacy Badger be able to block their trackers? Don't know.

Ghostery doesn't rely on Do Not Track functionality.

Re: Donotlink - link without improving search engine positio

Posted: 12 Aug 2015 15:18
by palimmo
just wrote:A big doubt about Privacy Badger effectiveness is related to the fact that apparently it relies on sites' reaction to the Do No Track request. If (hypothetical) 99% of sites ignore it, will Privacy Badger be able to block their trackers? Don't know.

Ghostery doesn't rely on Do Not Track functionality.
At the moment I'm working at the same time with
Ghostery
Privacy Badger
Https Everywhere
+Do not track (Firefox built-in)

Privacy Badger has honestly an unsatisfactory GUI....