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Google start to track clicks?
is google tracking clicks?

 1:49 pm on Mar 22, 2004 (gmt 0)


I just stumbled upon this:

doing a search for the word 'moz' on google, will return only results with a google track url in front of the real url eg:

www.google.com/url?sa=U&start=1&q=[url for page]

is this the beginning of google starting to track clicks on SERPS?

Best regards,




 2:09 pm on Mar 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

They do track clicks for a while every so often, but not on a regular basis on all searches.


 4:51 pm on Mar 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Google always tracks clicks.

onmousedown="return clk(1,this)

function clk(n,el) {if(document.images){(new Image()).src="/url?sa=T&start="+n+"&url="+escape(el.href);}return true;}


 12:52 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

no. tho toolbar and adsense may be used


 1:00 am on Mar 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Optisoft is correct. For IE (not for some versions of netscape) they always track clicks.

In fact, lets face it, clicking has an AdWords like optimization on results. If you could break the code there you could easily get your URLs to #1.

Or you can also get your self banned very quickly. In fact, those in the know, often use it as a tool to get other sites banned.

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