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Website redirects to a fake Microsoft page

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Hi

 

When I search from my company on Google I get to the "My Business" page on the left. When I click on the "Website" button it immediately redirects me to a fake Microsoft page. 

 

Please can you help resolve this as there are no redirects on my side...

 

Thank you 

 

Corné 

 

ThinkLab Group

16 Mill Street, Gardens, Cape Town

 

www.thinklabgroup.com

 

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Website redirects to a fake Microsoft page

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Thanks @Time Lord for confirming getting also the MS page 

http://www.windows10keysonline.com/

@dan F  Can you show me please any redirection checker page giving the proof https://thinklabgroup.com/ or https://www.thinklabgroup.com/ or http://www.thinklabgroup.com/ gets redrected per 302 to http://www.windows10keysonline.com/?

 

On my  redirect checker page (I'm using http://www.redirect-checker.org/index.php) it tells me https://www.thinklabgroup.com/ or http://www.thinklabgroup.com/ gets redirected to 
https://thinklabgroup.com/

and

https://thinklabgroup.com/  remains undirected. 

 

Depending on any proof of @Dan F I would rather like to escalate the issue to Google.
But  waiting on a  response of @Dan F

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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

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Hi @Corné v,

 

I'm afraid, I'm unable to replicate this issue as, if I visit: https://www.thinklabgroup.com, I am redirected to the correct page:

 

ThinkLab Group -_ Website.png

 

Also, when I go to the Google Maps listing for the company: https://goo.gl/maps/U4rMRXkHsXR2, I am redirected to the correct website.

 

The redirects for http://thinklabgroup.com, http://www.thinklabgroup.com, https://www.thinktaclabgroup.com seem to be setup correctly as well.

 

Is it possible that you have some malware on your computer that is causing the redirect?

 

Thank you.

Website redirects to a fake Microsoft page

Rising Star
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Rising Star

Hi @Corné v,

 

Also, the website button on the knowledge graph for your website seems to be working as expected.

 

Knowledge graph link: https://www.google.com/?q=Your+business+nice+name&hl=en#hl=en&q=Your+business+nice+name&ludocid=6985...

Website redirects to a fake Microsoft page

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If you search for ThinkLab Group and you click on the website button on google places. Thats where it gets redirected. You are correct with the other direct links...

Website redirects to a fake Microsoft page

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Hi @Time Lord

 

On my end the behavior @Corné v is complaining about is replicable

 

I get with https://www.google.com/search?q=ThinkLab+Group+16+Mill+Street%2C+Gardens%2C+Cape+Town&rlz=1CAACAG_en... the knowledge panel

Screenshot 2017-11-15 at 17.36.14.png

and clicking its website  button I get the microsoft page:

Screenshot 2017-11-15 at 17.36.01.png

 

Same happens witn GMaps : https://goo.gl/maps/R6vvHpoZWtQ2and over there clicking the leftside link for thewebsite:

getting then also the MS-page.

 

Important note:

 

All my above screenshots show me while  in a not signed in status in a incognito

tab of my Chromebook 

(doen't matter btw being signed in or not if in incognito tab of Chrome)

While using the normal Chrome and being signed in I can't replicate it and get the website properly rendered as

Screenshot 2017-11-15 at 17.50.05.png

 

An other important note:

 

I'm also able to replicate it on my Android Mobile (Nexus 4 whil using Chrome in incognito modus - getting also the MS page then)

Contrawise If using the GMaps app on my Nexus (which means beignsigned in I get the correct website)

 

Please @Time Lord can you try replication the issue if using Chrome in incognito on you desktop or in Chrome Broswe on your mobile while in a incognito tab.

 

 

 

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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

Website redirects to a fake Microsoft page

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Try changing the link in your GMB profile to your true final link. Instead of http://www.thinklabgroup.com change it to https://thinklabgroup.com.

 

Your site may have been hacked. I have a tool that shows redirect paths and I am able to get to your URL from your listing, but it immediately 302 redirects to the microsoft scam page.

 

When doing a brand search, your site doesn't show up. when doing a site: search i get this as the first result:

2017-11-15_1319.png

 

Make sure you remove all unnecessary plugins from WordPress, and make sure all of your other plugins are updated.

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Hi @Helmut Geissler,

 

Yes, if I click on the website button on this knowledge panel link: https://www.google.com/search?q=ThinkLab+Group+16+Mill+Street%2C+Gardens%2C+Cape+Town&rlz=1CAACAG_en..., I am redirected to the Windows 10 Key Page.

 

Thanks.

 0983FF8E-84F5-4154-9A9D-1683F6FEBC22.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Accepted by topic author Corné v
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Website redirects to a fake Microsoft page

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Thanks @Time Lord for confirming getting also the MS page 

http://www.windows10keysonline.com/

@dan F  Can you show me please any redirection checker page giving the proof https://thinklabgroup.com/ or https://www.thinklabgroup.com/ or http://www.thinklabgroup.com/ gets redrected per 302 to http://www.windows10keysonline.com/?

 

On my  redirect checker page (I'm using http://www.redirect-checker.org/index.php) it tells me https://www.thinklabgroup.com/ or http://www.thinklabgroup.com/ gets redirected to 
https://thinklabgroup.com/

and

https://thinklabgroup.com/  remains undirected. 

 

Depending on any proof of @Dan F I would rather like to escalate the issue to Google.
But  waiting on a  response of @Dan F

_________________________________________________________________________
Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

Re: Website redirects to a fake Microsoft page

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@Helmut Geissler I use a chrome addon called "Redirect Path"

 

Below is a screenshot showing the tool and the redirect path:

https://www.screencast.com/t/22TbJfvE1F

 

I imagine Google will agree with me that this is an issue with his site being hacked, likely due to bad plugins via Wordpress, but i'm curious to see what they say.

2017-11-15_1549.png