Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: DixonJones & mademetop

Message Too Old, No Replies

Strange Google Referral from the Plex

Anyone seen this before?



11:52 pm on Sep 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Just wondering if anyone has seen this before or knows what it means? The ip is from google.




12:24 am on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Google has been doing this for a while, they're using an onclick javascript redirect to help them track click throughs. Its been reported it does this almost 100% of the time for firefox users.


12:41 am on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Thanks Prolific. That must be it. I had read about that but did not make the connection. And yes they were browsing with FireFox. I wonder what they are up to with just tracking FireFox users that way?


6:15 am on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Since Firefox users are more sophisticated and intelligent on average, maybe G
wants to track their browsing habits to help fine tune their ranking algorithms.
I'm sure they had Joe-sixpack@AOL.com scoped out early on. -LH

Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month