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Today I was looking through my log files as I always do and found a URL apparently from a Google search that, unlike others that I have seen, automatically redirects to my page for some reason. It is of the form....
The "www.domain.comm" is purely fictional but that is where my url would go.
Normally when I copy and paste such URL's into my browser I am taken to a page of results from which a visitor came. At Google itself. But not this one.
When entered into my browser the above link just redirects to my site.
Does anyone know if this something new that Google is doing? Or maybe not even Google related?
Any insight would be appreciated.
You can tell someone searched for your domain name by looking at the query - The string following "q=" is what the person searched for.
Then - and this is just a guess - maybe they clicked on the "I'm feeling lucky" button on the Google search page.
Try entering your domain name in the Google search box and clicking on the "Lucky" button. Then check your logs and see if the referring URL looks like what you got the first time. If so, copy it into your address bar and try it - It should also redirect to your site if my theory holds.