Since I have become a member of WOWHead I have found the easiest and best way to search is to bypass Google all together and to just do my searches from within WOWHead itself. Your search engine provides the same results as if I used Google and is very powerful. Thanks for alerting the community and hopefully authorities will be able to shut down the offending site. Good Luck and keep up the great work.
Sorry to hear this guys! I consider WH the be-all on WoW info! Personally I do all my searching within Wowhead itself. Good luck with this. Totally not cool that they're trying to mess with you. In the end, it hurts the entire community.
Another good trick is to create a custom search engine in chrome and firefox. From Chrome - Settings, Manage Search Engines.Then add a new one with;Name: Wowheadkeyword: wowstring: http://www.wowhead.com/search?q=%sThat way I just type in the address bar "wow kyrto's research notes" or whatever and it automatically searches wowhead. =)
Sorry if this has already been said, but there's a Firefox add-on called Block Site that you can get, too, just do a search for it in your Extensions tab
Yeah, I've read about it on Reddit few days ago. Really annoying (more than that actually), I hope it gets solved guys. :/
Don't know if this has been posted already, but if you have a PC and are using Windows you can block a website entirely by adding it to the Hosts file.Let's say your windows is located at C:\Windows then in that folder go to system32\drivers\etc and open the file named HOSTS. It might be write protected in which case you have to right click it and go to properties and untick write protection before editing it. (Tick it back to write protected afterwards)At the end of this file, add these two lines:(Remove the space between www. and woweden in the first one. If I type it normally it becomes a link to that site)127.0.0.1 www. woweden.com127.0.0.1 woweden.comThis makes sure windows won't be able to access that address no matter what.If you're an advanced user and using the shorter 0.0.0.0 instead of 127.0.0.1 to compress the file just change it to that.
This is why I keep Wowhead.com bookmarked, instead of typing things over and over on Google :D
RemovedTo Wowhead: Good luck on resolving this asap, guys. We appreciate all your hard work.
Thanks for the information WoWhead and good luck in solving it!
RemovedGood luck, Wowhead staff. Sounds like a very tricky problem :(
Bunch-o-punks. We got your back Panzer. You get'em!
RemovedOn TopicGood luck with google, and thank you for letting your readers know.
Regular Wowhead users should just bookmark the real site. I haven't searched for anything WOW related outside of this site for years.Good luck getting this sorted Team.
You're correct.If people come to wowhead directly and search in the search box, woweden won't grab results.What's happening is when people search on google, those results are sometimes the ones that are poisoned.
I stand by Wowhead.
Not sure if this has been fixed or not. I just tried this, and I couldn't get any search results where "wow eden" was replacing "wowhead". Not even when I specifically searched for that site did it turn up. Not done any sort of "blocking" myself - unless Adblock has done so automatically. Using Chrome Version 56.0.2924.87 from Norway (and Google's DNS servers if that makes a difference in this). Strangely enough, when I search for "Calamity's Edge" on google, the only wowhead search result I get in 5 pages is from a DK outfit page, not the actual item page. Most of it's battle.net, gamepedia and wowdb.
just tried to look up the same thing and no Wow Eden results came up for me on Google.
We think they might have been taken down recently. Unfortunately, Wowhead is not yet populated in search results for the pages WoW Eden was targeting, which really sucks. We haven't heard back from anyone we've contacted yet, and we'd like to do so before we start taking steps to repopulate parts of the site.