Google Chrome Fighting Website Redirects

Google is taking measures to combat abusive redirect practices with updates to Chrome. The browser, in versions 64 and 65, will fight back against redirects and "trick to click" links that are used by malicious site creators to misleadingly bring traffic to sites.

With version 64, Chrome will prevent all third-party content from forcing a redirect. That means you won't visit a site only to quickly end up elsewhere. Chrome will present you with the option of continuing the redirect if you want to. And in version 65, the browser will prevent links from opening in a new tab while the original tab goes elsewhere.

Google will use a few tactics to combat "trick to click" practices beginning in January. Those practices include using things like fake play buttons to falsely drive clicks.