for the mean time, using basic html to link the image and not use the wordpress media inserter seems to have fixed this issue. heres the basic structure for anyone else who comes across this..
<a href="http://www.yourlink.com/" target="_blank"> <img src="http://imagepath.com/image.jpg" width="some#" height="some#" /></a>
When i insert a image into a page via the upload media on wordpress, and then set it’s hyperlink to a site other than my own i.e. www.google.com for example, wordpress is adding my site url before the link: http://www.mysite.com/page/www.google.com
how do i get it to not add my url to the beginning of the hyperlink?