[Greasemonkey] Google question

Jeremy Dunck jdunck at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 00:57:13 EDT 2005


On 8/22/05, Brendan Crosser-McGay <verifex at gmail.com> wrote:
> That is weird, I thought google has been doing this for a long time.  Since
> when was this new news?  Its true they have been masking the fact that it
> was redirecting to google, but is there something new about this?  I thought
> that the whole basis behind how they can track links at all was based upon
> the "link-back" system, and I thought that they have been using that since
> forever.

I think the news is that they're rewriting on mousedown.  They've had
self-referencing serps for a long time, which then redirected to the
actual result.  I'm not sure what would have motivated them to go to
mousedown, since it doesn't allow you to copy the original url or
anything else useful.


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