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Google redirects instead of giving direct link?
| 3:21 am on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I was wondering if anyone else has noticed the links in the result pages have changed to:
and there's no direct link anymore... If yes, since when..? Could it be because I'm using the toolbar?
| 3:57 am on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
They do this periodically to spy on their users, and log what sites they visit.
| 4:04 am on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
It happens periodically, Google doesn't do it all the time. All search engines do it, there's a variety of statistical information the click-through data can be used for.
There was recently a thread which GoogleGuy responded in, you might be able to dig it out if you hunt for it.
| 4:38 am on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
| 4:48 am on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Spot checks to make sure our quality is fine. Nuthin' to worry about. :)
| 5:02 am on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Those with Googlenoia always live in perpetual fear of the big G. Haven't you noticed many webmasters here obviously have Googlenoia? ;)
| 12:03 pm on May 3, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I think I remember M. Cutts at Pubcon saying every 1 in 100 or 1 in 200 searches they do it?
Add to that the toolbar advanced data and they have some stuff to play with.
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