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#813653 by Sohail from Caney
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:01 am
Hello,

I am trying to add a text link that sends visitors to a search result on eBay for a search keyword. The links seem to be good. It passes the URL verification in eBay tools. I have other eBay ads working fine on the same page. However, the text links don't show up.

I can see the text links when I preview the page in Site Central upload area. When I build the page, the text links disappear!

I contacted eBay, and they suggested to vrify the link, which seems to be ok, and since I see the links in preview, I think they are working. But why do they disappear?

Here is the page:
http://www.iphone-tips-and-advice.com/i ... apter.html

Please help.

Thank you
#813720 by Ian from Deville
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:46 am
hi,
I don't know which link you cannot see!
However, if it all looks okay in preview, I wonder if you are just seeing an old version of the page. You could try pressing the buttons, 'Ctrl' and 'F5' at the same time when viewing the page, to get a fresh copy rather than using the one that is cached on your machine
Ciao
Ian
#813726 by Lesley Pinkett from East Devon
Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:59 am
I looked at your site and it all appears to be working properly.

If you've refreshed your browser and you're still having the same problem, please tell us exactly which link it is that isn't working.

Lesley in Devon
#813990 by Sohail from Caney
Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:51 pm
Thanks for the reply,

I created a new link in this page just for our investigation. The page:

http://www.iphone-tips-and-advice.com/buy-iphone.html

Right after the adsense ad, there should be a text link saying "Buy iPhone from eBay."


This text is not showing in none of my browsers on three computers. The link show up in preview but doesn't show up after a build. You can see other eBay ads are showing fine. It is just the text link.

The dot is not part of the link, so you can see it.


Thanks
#814258 by Bill from Ortonville
Sat May 01, 2010 8:58 pm
Have you compared the code as it was originally with how it appears after you have built the page in SBI?

I think perhaps SBI could be adding tracking code that is preventing the script from working.

Bill
#814264 by Sohail from Caney
Sat May 01, 2010 9:23 pm
Thanks Bill,

Yes there is descripancy between the code in my dream weaver page and the source after building.

This is the original code in dream weaver:

<script>document.write('<a target="_blank" href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5574899977&toolid=10001&campid=5336641379&customid=buy+iPhone&icep_uq=iPhone+3gs&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg">Buy iPhone from eBay</a><img style="text-decoration:none;border:0;padding:0;margin:0;" src="http://rover.ebay.com/roverimp/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=9&pub=5574899977&toolid=10001&campid=5336641379&customid=buy+iPhone&uq=iPhone+3gs&mpt='+Math.floor(Math.random()*999999999)+'">');</script><noscript><a target="_blank" href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5574899977&toolid=10001&campid=5336641379&customid=buy+iPhone&icep_uq=iPhone+3gs&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg">Buy iPhone from eBay</a><img style="text-decoration:none;border:0;padding:0;margin:0;" src="http://rover.ebay.com/roverimp/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=9&pub=5574899977&toolid=10001&campid=5336641379&customid=buy+iPhone&uq=iPhone+3gs&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER]"></noscript>


This is the code from the source:

script>document.write('<a target="_blank" href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5574899977&toolid=10001&campid=5336641379&customid=buy+iPhone&icep_uq=iPhone+3gs&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg" onClick="window.open('http://www.iphone-tips-and-advice.com/cgi-bin/counter.pl?url=http%3A%2F%2Frover%2Eebay%2Ecom%2Frover%2F1%2F711-53200-19255-0%2F1%3Ficep_ff3%3D9%26pub%3D5574899977%26toolid%3D10001%26campid%3D5336641379%26customid%3Dbuy%2BiPhone%26icep_uq%3DiPhone%2B3gs%26icep_sellerId%3D%26icep_ex_kw%3D%26icep_sortBy%3D12%26icep_catId%3D%26icep_minPrice%3D%26icep_maxPrice%3D%26ipn%3Dpsmain%26icep_vectorid%3D229466%26kwid%3D902099%26mtid%3D824%26kw%3Dlg&referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eiphone-tips-and-advice%2Ecom%2Fbuy-iphone%2Ehtml'); return false;">Buy iPhone from eBay</a><img style="text-decoration:none;border:0;padding:0;margin:0;" src="http://rover.ebay.com/roverimp/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=9&pub=5574899977&toolid=10001&campid=5336641379&customid=buy+iPhone&uq=iPhone+3gs&mpt='+Math.floor(Math.random()*999999999)+'">');</script><noscript><a target="_blank" href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5574899977&toolid=10001&campid=5336641379&customid=buy+iPhone&icep_uq=iPhone+3gs&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg" onClick="window.open('http://www.iphone-tips-and-advice.com/cgi-bin/counter.pl?url=http%3A%2F%2Frover%2Eebay%2Ecom%2Frover%2F1%2F711-53200-19255-0%2F1%3Ficep_ff3%3D9%26pub%3D5574899977%26toolid%3D10001%26campid%3D5336641379%26customid%3Dbuy%2BiPhone%26icep_uq%3DiPhone%2B3gs%26icep_sellerId%3D%26icep_ex_kw%3D%26icep_sortBy%3D12%26icep_catId%3D%26icep_minPrice%3D%26icep_maxPrice%3D%26ipn%3Dpsmain%26icep_vectorid%3D229466%26kwid%3D902099%26mtid%3D824%26kw%3Dlg&referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eiphone-tips-and-advice%2Ecom%2Fbuy-iphone%2Ehtml'); return false;">Buy iPhone from eBay</a><img style="text-decoration:none;border:0;padding:0;margin:0;" src="http://rover.ebay.com/roverimp/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=9&pub=5574899977&toolid=10001&campid=5336641379&customid=buy+iPhone&uq=iPhone+3gs&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER]"></noscript>

I can see more is added to the riginal code. Also, window.open argument is added in the source but is not in the original. And the built code is much longer than original.

Can someone explains what is happening, and how I can fix this?

Thank you

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