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Google Tracking Clicks...?

Google seems to be using tracking URL's in the search results.

     

nealw

9:28 pm on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have not seen this before, however today I was doing a Google search for "<snip>" and noticed Google was including a tracking URL on each of the links. As I am writing this I see this behavior off and on. Has anyone else seen this before...? Perhaps this was a random keyword being used as a test by a programmer. Or, maybe Google is considering tracking click thru's from search results.

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[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 12:36 pm (utc) on Mar. 7, 2005]
[edit reason] no specific searches please [/edit]

Brett_Tabke

12:37 pm on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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They have done it with click through counters on/off for over 5 years.

[google.com...]

They also have had a java script counter in place for almost 2.

 

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