Thanks for replying.
for my site, I have Google alerts set up, one of my alerts is 'lets go to majorca'. Any blog or post using these words gets me an alert sent straight to my e email from google.
I've received two Google alerts for this keyword set over the last two days straight to my e mail address. I check the above alert (and other alerts using majorca related keywords) to post info on blogs etc. to get links to my site, and keep me up to date with the latest Majorca info. on the web.
By the blue link in the Google alert e mail I receive, I refer to the clickable link which takes you to the URL landing page (for example, my site, www.lets-go-to-majorca.com
is here, a blue link direct to my site).
In my google alert, the blue link is 'Average weather for majorca', but if I or anyone else who has my google alert on their website and click on this link, they do not go to my website, but as follows:
Average weather for majorca <http://dssounds.co.uk/uthankyou/smain.php?id=average%20weather%20for%20majorca> the text, (it doesn't appear in blue here) between the <...> cannot be seen in the google alert, just the link 'Average weather for majorca' but when I click on this I don't go to my weather in Majorca page but go to http://dssounds.co.uk/uthankyou/smain.php?id=average%20weather%20for%20majorca
I hope you follow.
Yesterday the same click on Average weather in majorca took me to http://vrusstatuscheck.com/1/?id=2007&back=%3DjQ43zT1MMQMMI%3DN
and the latest one took me to http://crytheriver.biz/go.php?id=2007&key=cc50a9ed9&p=1
is a particularly hard to close.
What this means is anyone of my thousands of visitors per month who have 'lets go to majorca' for a google alert to keep themselves updated with my new site pages etc. may well probably get a malicious alert, which when they click on it, they will get taken to one of the above sites.
We are just coming now into the tourist season and it seems someone has used my website name so anyone wanting an alert from my site gets a big unpleasant surprise...
...my traffic has dropped drastically because of this.
Other web alerts I have, eg, Mallorca, Majorca, Alcudia, Santa Ponsa etc. are not affected, they are too generic and there are too many websites which use these words. Someone has chosen lets go to majorca because it is my site name and very specific.
What is happening is that someone is posting an alert to my website (hence lets go to majorca gets flagged) anyone receiving the alert will click on the link and get sent to one of the above three sites, not my website, as the alert suggests.
I hope you understand what I mean.
It is really frustrating, my site is new, it was doing very well for traffic stats, now, its taken a very serious drop.
Please do ask me for more information if the above is not clear. I cannot change my website name, and I hate to think that i will forever have to suffer this malicious type of behaviour using my site name as the target.
I have no idea what to do to stop this, perhaps anyone may wish to set up a Google alert for 'lets go to majorca' and you will see what i mean when Google sends you an e mail.
Thank you in advance,