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  1. Sorry if this is stupid, but
    why is there a "hiderefer.com" added to my links, and this hiderefer-site popping up when I´ve clicked on one? I don´t remember them always being there? How do I get this away?

  2. The blog linked to your name is not a wordpress.com blog. Please provide the link to your wordpress.com blog so we can help you.

    Also, could you clarify what "links" it's appearing on? There are many types of links.

  3. Hi lizii,

    My blog is miljobloggaktuellt.wordpress.com, but it isn´t open yet.
    For example: I´m writing pages where I present other blogs. At the end of each I include a link to each blog. Then, on the page, the link works, but it looks like, for example, this (if I "hover" over it):
    http://hiderefer.com?http://westerstrand.blogspot.com
    instead of
    http://westerstrand.blogspot.com

  4. I'm also facing the same problem. The hiderefer.com appears on all the links in my posts and pages. Strangely, it affects my protected blog and not the public one. Just like svencahling said, if I have the link http://www.amazon.com in my post, it becomes http://hiderefer.com/?http://www.amazon.com/ when I hover the mouse over the link. When I click on the link, it goes to the hiderefer.com first and then redirects to amazon.

  5. Do you realise that it says hide refer? Maybe this is because you have a private blog. When you link/click a link, the people hosting the other site are usually able to find you through their referalls. This is possibly a way to hide it, as your blogs are set on private meaning you don't want people to be able to come to your blog.

  6. I'm not sure what you mean by "pages where I present other blogs". Could you clarify? Staff have said that blogs which exist primarily to direct people away from WordPress.com will be suspended.

    But the reason you're both seeing this is, it is to hide the referrer. You. Because your blogs are private. It is a privacy protection measure so that people you link to can't follow those links back to you.

  7. Thanks, raincoaster. Perhaps it's some kind of new feature. It wasn't like that until today.

  8. Yes, thanks. I´m beginning to realise it´s beacouse it is still private. We´ll see if it goes away when I "open". But it´s strange it seemed to appear, like violetmoon5 says, today.

    (p.s. raincoaster: I´m just presenting the blogs in my blogroll a bit better, nothing strange)

  9. How simple. I´m now public, and the links are allright.

  10. tompkinscorner
    Member

    I guess the hiderefer.com is a new "feature" that they just didn't tell any one about before implementing. I for one thought that my blog had been hacked and I was going to remove all members so that they didn't pick up anything malicious. I did a WHOIS lookup up which leads to DomainPeople, Inc. I would like to see someone who is a staff member comment on this development.

  11. this blows, they should fix this asap. my private blog is suffering because of this crap :((

  12. After going through my blog, I noticed the hiderefer.com is also attached to the 'More' tag in my posts and even to the links of my own posts/pages. I find that unnecessary. Is there an option to remove hiderefer.com link?

  13. hi,

    can any one tell me how i can add an advertisement on blog. http://www.extrapower.wordpress.com....

  14. I am also having this problem with the "hiderefer" link added to my links in the private blog. Problem is filters at work block these links because it is a proxy, it makes the linking anonymous, but my work place won't allow it. Is there a way to turn off the "hiderefer" without opening the blog up to public?

  15. @rickkundra24
    Please take note that unless you have a VIP account blogger initiated advertising is NOT allowed on wordpress.com blogs http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/12/08/adsense/
    Also note that wordpress.com urls do NOT contain "www". This is the correct url for your blog http://extrapower.wordpress.com/

  16. OK, I found the settings where you can have an option to use hiderefer. Settings->Privacy, and then check on the box for Link visibility if you don't want to use hiderefer. Thanks.

  17. I'm having the same issue. All of a sudden links that worked before no longer work because of "http://hiderefer.com/?" being added to them. I have a private company blog and must keep it that way. If this feature stays, then I will have to give up using WordPress. Wish they would have told us about this before making the change.

  18. I would like to know what is this "hiderefer.com" and why should I check or uncheck this setting when I have a private blog? Could a support please explain?

  19. There is no hiderefer.com per se. It's not a real site.

    If your blog is private and you link to another blog, they won't see your blog in their referrer statistics. They will see "hiderefer" which is there to maintain your privacy. If you have a private blog, it's automatically on unless you shut it off, which would completely screw up the privacy of your private blog.

  20. Presumably you could override this by using the html editor as well as shutting off the feature completely? But again - if it's a private blog, what's the point of people being able to see where the links have come from? They won't be able to access the blog anyway.

  21. why i cannot link url in my news site

  22. The problem it gives me is that when I click the links from my work website it denies me access to the linked website and tells me:

    Warning: You have tried to access a site that is categorised as Proxy Avoidance. It is company policy to deny access to these sites.

    :-(

  23. You'll have to talk to your work about why they are blocking access. There's nothing wordpress.com can do about it.

  24. this feature is great.. it adds extra protection from outside links so they wouldn't know your blog exists.. its for your benefit

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