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When doing a search I have just noticed Google using Click tracking Redirects much like yahoo has in place. It seems to be fairly patchy as to when it appears though:
Example URL in SERPS:
Anyone else seen this before?
Of course, the whole thing falls apart when we recall that Google doesn't always use the redirect urls - they'd probably get suspicious if somebody was clicking on the link when the serps didn't present the redirect.
I should think clearly promoted. The lack of clicks back would suggest that the users were satisfied with the site. It is when almost everyone bails out quick that the site seems to be of dubious quality.
I'm sure that if the redirect is being used to detect clickthrus to your site, it would be hellishly difficult to falsify clicks.