Problems with newboatbuilders.com.
As many of
you may know these blogs, Boating Safety and Boat Building News, are
companions to my website for boat builders. For about six months I have
been having a problem with the web site which has caused a huge fall
off in the numbers of people using the site. Visits dropped from an
average of about 9000 a month to less than 4000. Unfortunately it took
me a long time to recognize the problem and then fix it. I have fixed
the root cause, but some users may still have the problem.
was a link on every page of my website that was redirecting anyone who
opened that page, to another website. The website they were redirected
to is not malicious or destructive and does not contain viruses (as far
as I know) and will not cause you computer to crash, or to load hidden
bots or malicious software. it is just annoying because when ever you
load any page on newboatbuilders.com it automatically redirects you to
the other site.
I have removed this link from my entire
website! However, users must also purge the url from the history files
on their computers or it will still do this.
The site is
webring.com. The easiest way to do this is open you r browser and
empty the history cache. On Internet explorer this is done by selecting
tools from the menu then Internet Options and General. scroll down to
browsing history and select delete.
On Chrome in the upper
right corner is a box with three lines in it. Left click on the box,
select history and clear browsing data.
select tools, Options, Privacy. About two thirds of the way down the
dialogue box it will say "You may want to clear your recent history or
remove individual cookies. Click on the appropriate link.
Other browsers have similar processes for deleting history.
you do not want to delete the entire history on your browser each
browser provides a way you can search on a specific item so you can
delete it. Do a search on the history for "webring"