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New Google Linking?
or am I just out of touch...
travelin cat

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Msg#: 26314 posted 3:14 pm on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Previous to this morning, when I clicked on a serp to one of my web sites, it was a direct url (http://www.###.com).

Now there is a lot of additional code in the url both preceeding and after my url.

Is this new? I can't recall ever seeing that before, the reason I noticed was that the links to my pages where not being shown as visited through Google...

 

neo_brown

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Msg#: 26314 posted 3:44 pm on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

What additional code?
Is it possible that your page has been "jacked"?
Not something I have experienced personally but there is definatly alot of talk about it in here.

travelin cat

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Msg#: 26314 posted 4:00 pm on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Here (edited) is what a link looks like:

[google.com...]

Used to be [xxx.com...]

travelin cat

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Msg#: 26314 posted 4:01 pm on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Forgot to mention that the #*$! replaces the proper link to my site, not a hijacked one...

mat

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Msg#: 26314 posted 4:02 pm on Oct 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

This is reported from time to time - they turn on link tracking in certain areas for, usually, a pretty short timespan.

The Grizzler

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Msg#: 26314 posted 9:56 pm on Oct 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

We have noticed the exact same thing. We checked our backlinks on Google and got the following:

link:###########:www.mysite.com/

where the #'s are some kind of code. What's strange is that we found this code on one of our competitors site's.

Anyone got any idea's what this code means and also why we should find it on this competitors site?

g1smd

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Msg#: 26314 posted 8:32 am on Oct 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

They track clicks with it.

I clicked the #6 site in a (probably searched about once per month) SERP of 31 results the other day, and next day it was the #1 result and stayed that way for the last week or more now.

HayMeadows

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Msg#: 26314 posted 3:47 pm on Oct 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

This is reported from time to time - they turn on link tracking in certain areas for, usually, a pretty short timespan.

And usually just after a significant change in organic listings.

sem4u

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Msg#: 26314 posted 4:25 pm on Oct 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Google have been testing click tracking again recently. Spotted a couple the other day.

g1smd

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Msg#: 26314 posted 4:55 pm on Oct 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Having that ...&e=8311 on the end of the URL is unusual.

It is usually 747 instead; or always has been when I have seen it.

RobBroekhuis

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Msg#: 26314 posted 12:12 pm on Oct 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

And why would they track links through the url, when they already do so through javascript?

The Contractor

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Msg#: 26314 posted 12:31 pm on Oct 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

Having that ...&e=8311 on the end of the URL is unusual.

It is usually 747 instead; or always has been when I have seen it.

I had this going the other day and all url's had "=8092" so maybe it's a regional/location thing?

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 26314 posted 12:55 pm on Oct 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

>Google have been testing click tracking again recently. Spotted a couple the other day.

ck the javascript - they've been tracking clicks for over a year via js.

> And why would they track links through the url,
> when they already do so through javascript?

They compare the two, to get a feel for how out-of-whack the js counter is. It can help point to problems with the js.

ogletree

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Msg#: 26314 posted 1:10 pm on Oct 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

It would be interesting to see if G started considering CTR in the organic results like they do in AW. Of course they would have to get rid of it if it ever came out.

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