Msg#: 22468 posted 10:31 pm on Mar 8, 2004 (gmt 0)
Our log files only capture the referring link in this format: [google.com...]
I think the probem is that Google has started implementing an internal click tracking system (will it start using this as a new ranking criteria? interesting...), so the link on the google search results page includes the keyword position (i.e. start=1) as in:
When that link is clicked, it hits a Google server which tracks that click (and the specific information such as start=1) but then Google redirects the user to the target site through a less informative link (listed first above).
So is there any way to capture info. from that intermediate process? It doesn't seem like it, since all our server sees is the last referring URL.