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Old 03-03-2006, 01:13 AM   #1
Michel Z.
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Default How can I stop showing URLs at bottom of browser?

I would like to stop showing URLs at bottom of browser in following cases:

1. When someone moves with mouse to images on my site to click, I don't want to show at bottom of browser my 'affiliate' URL! How can I do that?

2. When visitors coming to my site, I also don't want to show URLs at bottom of browser when my site is downloading!

How can I do above mentioned? Which code do I need to add?

Many thanks!
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:31 AM   #2

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What reason do you have for not showing your visitors what they are about to click on? If I come across a site where that is hidden, I look at the source code before I click.
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Old 03-13-2006, 12:41 AM   #3

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Jan has a valid point, and one that Google is rumoured to have started taking into account when evaluating links. Personally, I also don't like clicking on links with hidden or obscured destination URLs and often right-click on a link before following through if I'm suspicious about a URL.

That said, it's easy to conceal a link's destination if you do choose to do so. Adding the following code snippet within your <a href> tag will do just that:
<a href="http://www.geekvillage.com" onMouseOver="window.status='The geek shall inherit the Earth!'; return true" onMouseOut="window.status=' '; return true">blah</a>

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