Stolen unashamedly from Koinu (caffeinepuppy ) here
LiveJournal has started snooping on outbound clicks, sliently redirecting outbound links through "outboundlink.net." This is enabled even for paid users, and the opt-out is so hidden/out of the way that what they're doing is simply unconscionable.Supposedly, they pulled the offending code last night, but still. Keep in mind, this was done on *all* accounts, including paid ones.
Here's an example link: http://www.amazon.com/Applied-
Fortunately, there is a way to opt out:
1. Open the Admin Console at http://www.livejournal.com/admin/
2. Execute the following command: set opt_exclude_stats 1
I also recommend adding the following to your ad-blocker: