| 8:59 pm on Feb 9, 2012 (gmt 0)|
| 9:36 pm on Feb 9, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Looks like you've hit the nail right on the head Tedster; allowing cookies seems to have solved the problem. I wonder if this is deliberate on the part of Google?
| 9:40 pm on Feb 9, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Wow, that's a pretty big bug for a company the size of Google.
Don't they have a QA or QE dept. down there?
| 12:03 am on Feb 10, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Sounds like the same issue [webmasterworld.com] I'm having.
I wonder if this affects Firefox only?
| 5:17 am on Feb 10, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Now I'm again able to click thru directly from the serps page again with cookies disallowed and js on.
I'm using FF, 10 on one machine and an older version on another.
This is the way it's been going for me, on again, off again, no pattern.
| 5:42 am on Feb 10, 2012 (gmt 0)|
| 10:19 pm on Feb 10, 2012 (gmt 0)|
Firefox + NoScript.
Allow/reject cookies on a per-site / per-page basis.
Allow JS only where you absolutely need it on known good sites (eg bank, frequently-used shops).
Google is not included in either of the above "allow" options.
Even so, you will occasionally need to go through cookies and JS Allow and kill the G ones (and other unwanted ones) because we all make mistakes. :)