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Are Your Posts Being HiJacked by the Competition?

Are Your Posts Being HiJacked By the Competition?

Google Chrome Is Putting Ad Links In My Blog!


When writing on ActiveRain using Google Chrome I noticed that there were words that were hyper-linked as I typed.  These were not links that I had created. 

I am not terribly technical and at first I didn't think anything of it. 

UNTIL.....I realized that competitor's advertisements were being linked in MY blog without my permission.


How do I Get Rid of HyperLinks in google Chrome

Sure seemed like a dirty trick.  My words, my business, my life was being STOLEN! 

I put a stop to that!  

I found an article on Wikipedia about these hyperlinks and found that there was an easy fix.

  1. Go to the icon below the x on the upper right hand side of the screen to:                                                    Customize and control Google Chrome.
  2. Scroll down to SETTINGS
  3. On the left hand menu go to EXTENSIONS
  4. UN-Check ENABLE on all

VOILA!!  You Thieving S.O.B's...It's time for you to STOP Hijacking My LIFE!

How do I get rid of hyperlinks on Google Chrome



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Warm Regards,

Bridget McGee  Maryland Mortgage Mama  NMLS# 196068  SWBC Mortgage.   410-960-2061 EHO or


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Comment balloon 6 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • January 17 2013 12:03PM


Ugh!  Never heard of such low-down, dirty tricks.  Thanks for making me aware of problem.  I will be on the alert now.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 7 years ago

That's a good reason to not use Chrome. I have only just transitioned to Firefox and that is bad enough!

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 7 years ago

That's a very odd little thing to do to your clients. Sometimes when it's computer automated the results aren't quite what are intended. Thank you for the heads up!

Posted by Bud & Beth McKinney, Cary/Raleigh/Apex NC - The Team That Cares, RE/MAX United (RE/MAX UNITED) over 7 years ago

Interesting read- I use Chrome will check it out-  Thanks for the headsup and your instructions on how to fix the problem. 

Posted by Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker - (Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the warning and how to fix it Bridget. I had no idea but have not been using Google Chrome very much.... another reason not to.

Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) over 7 years ago

Not only do you tell us about a website challenge but you also provide us with the solution.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 7 years ago