For the first time I see strange URLs from ATW in my logs. Something like: click.alltheweb.com/go2/2/atw/1c5583D0CF/OSxILHdlYg/http/www.sitename.com/page.html Is ATW tracking now all there clicks for to use with their algo?
I assume that both ways of understanding the redirects are correct: the click tracking is done for the PFI program and (perhaps) for the algo or whatever.
Have a look:
the first string is from pages that are included in the FAST index through the PFI ...click.alltheweb.com/go2/2/atw/1c3DE0F926/MSxILHdlYg/rd/2/ps/1c1E56C2CC/ MzA6ZXhpc3RpbmdfNAkxNjgxMjAzMjEJMQliYWRlbWFudGVsIGthdWZlbg/http/www.domain-name-no1.com/pagename1.htm (I know this for sure, because we are partnered with FASTs PFI program, and this is a string from one of our listings.)
the second one is from pages that are included for free (i.e. through crawling the web) ...click.alltheweb.com/go2/2/atw/1c7FBCC9C7/NCxILHdlYg/http/www.domain-name-no2.com/pagename2.htm (I know this for sure, too, because there are listings from companies which would never pay a cent for being listed.)