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Google Recording Clickthroughs
espeed

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Msg#: 7974 posted 11:43 am on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Google results now contain encoded URLs that redirect to each site, instead of having the actual link.

 

jamesyap

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Msg#: 7974 posted 12:05 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

I didn't see it, where you saw this? I think you are saying about the 2 sponsor links on top of the search.

Shakil



 
Msg#: 7974 posted 12:08 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Google does this every once in a while on Standard serps :)

a few reasons have been mentioned before, and I have my own ideas which unfortunately I am NOT too keen to share.

Rest assured its NOTHING to worry about.

Shak

(you do NOT think, they give all that Free traffic without doing some research, do you?)

Danielo21

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Msg#: 7974 posted 12:08 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Can't see anything too

Made In Sheffield

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Msg#: 7974 posted 12:08 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

It's been discussed before, they do it on and off.

Here's an example of when they had it switched on for "hotel". They track certain keywords sometimes, the reasons aren't clear.

example [miswebdesign.com]

Shakil



 
Msg#: 7974 posted 12:14 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Here it is:

Google Guy on Outbound Traffic [webmasterworld.com]

Gotta love the Site Search [searchengineworld.com]

Shak

espeed

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Msg#: 7974 posted 12:15 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Example URL (searched for "Google Update History"):

[google.com...]

soapystar

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Msg#: 7974 posted 12:47 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

would it seem logical that to check the relevancy of its results monitoring how far down the serps a user clicks will tell them how relevant the results are? Or how many urls are clicked for the same search term?

Italy

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Msg#: 7974 posted 2:29 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

the variable "start" can monitor the position of the site in the SERP.
but, what about the "e"?

its value for "google update history" is 747,

for all the results for "hotel sheffield" is 1102..

any idea?

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 7974 posted 2:35 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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gypsychild

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Msg#: 7974 posted 5:24 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

>but, what about the "e"?

I asked the very same question myself in one of the threads that Brett posted above, but still don't know. I don't think it relates to the particular search term though - as far as I could see at the time, it appeared to relate more to the user.

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 7974 posted 6:48 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

There's no way of knowing what google is doing with that. It's is probably just a random number to thwart caching of redirects by some browsers.

gypsychild

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Msg#: 7974 posted 8:28 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks Brett - that probably explains the lack of answers before.

GoogleGuy

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Msg#: 7974 posted 8:55 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yup, nothing to worry about. This has been covered before. Lots of good stuff on WebmasterWorld. :)

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