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6/17/10
Original Poster
markski

A search for another websites credit cards is arriving with me!

I am receiving traffic to a page on my website from  people searching for a bank -  having tracked it back it appears my site is being linked to instead of that banks credit card pages. I do not want to stop my page being indexed - how else can I divert this traffic to its rightful destination - I have currently got a manual click through in place
 
 
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Google user
6/17/10
Google user
and this relates to Google how....?
6/17/10
Original Poster
markski
Because the serach is on Google - People put in 'A Bank' Credit Card
 
Up comes 'A Bank' with a short cut beneath its index with Credit Card - but Google is linking to to my site not 'A Bank' 
Google user
6/17/10
Google user
Do you have an example...

People put in 'A Bank' Credit Card ..................... where..?
6/17/10
Original Poster
markski
In a search on google.co.uk - try Santander credit card and then go to the link under the banks entry for 'credit card' thats my site - not Santander!
Google user
6/17/10
Google user
I just cannot picture myself doing a Santander search of any kind

It must be a UK thing
6/17/10
Original Poster
markski
They are one of the biggest banks in Europe! They are bought out three or foutr UK banks post credit crisis and have just rebranded them all!! Never mind if you don'yt know what I should do I will carry on searching!
Kaleh
6/18/10
Kaleh
@markski

I am going to suggest that you post in the Webmaster Help Forum so that a Google employee there can look into this.

Kaleh
6/18/10
Kaleh
Now ... I think I am confused.  It looks like the name that I'm seeing in the Credit Card site link is associated with another bank that was rebranded and the link still appears to take the visitor to Santander. 

Perhaps I have not figured out what your site actually is at all. 

It would help everyone if you were to actually provide the URL for your site.  You can use a URL shortener to mask it if you don't want it to appear in the forum (this one or Webmaster's).
skimark
6/18/10
skimark
Hi Kalah
 
My site is www.moneymaxim.co.uk. We are an independent financial review website - and do suggest Santander products from time to time when they are the best in the market - as we are impartial we do so even whether or not we have affiliate links and Google appears to have picked a page we use for rating Santander credit cards and linked this to the search results. We have added an explanation for confused visitors so they can move straight on to their intended page.
 
I have not yet transferred this to the Webmaster help section, but on receiving your reply will do so if you feel that is the best course of action
 
Thanks for your help
skimark
6/18/10
skimark
And also .... the search needs to be on google.co.uk (not .com) and for just santander rather than santander credit cards!)
 
Sorry for making this confusing!
Kaleh
6/18/10
Kaleh
The first time I checked the credit card link, your site was not associated with it (although others accessing a different data center may have been able to see it).  But ... later in the day, it revealed itself.  ;-) 

Once we knew what your site was, we reported it to Google.  It appears that the issue has now been addressed, as the credit card link is now missing from the banks' site links. 

Keep an eye on it and report back if it returns with the wrong association.
6/18/10
Original Poster
markski
Many thanks - as you say its been addressed as I am no longer receiving unexpected traffic!

All the best
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