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I will probably start a new post in logging and tracking to see if it can be indentified via referal logs. I'm sure msn gets as much traffic from people using this button (and doing searches in their address bar) than actually going to msn (.co.uk).
Mozilla does not send a referer header if you have keyword "I'm feeling lucky" searches in the URLbar.
If you use the Google search bar plugin, Firebird sends an extra query string paramater (I don't know if every search plugin does this) so Google could track users of Firebird's search bar.
I'd think then that msn gets a lot of traffic from inexperienced users who don't know better than to switch to google - both by using the search button and by entering a general term /unknown url in their address bar.
On that subject I tried entering the term "widgets" directly into the address bar and got [auto.search.msn.com...]
Anybody know what happening on these pages? Its not quite like msn results - are advertisers paying msn directly to appear here?