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    You wanna' peice o' me! Automated's Avatar
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    New to Google

    This may not be new to google, but i have never noticed it before. There seems to be a form of tracking on the outbound traffic. for example it used to link straigh to the site but now its like this;

    http://google.com/url?sa=U&start=2&q...nks.com/&e=653

    Have i missed something or is this new?

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    Its not new, but its also not common. Every once in awhile a Google search page will include URLs like that. Its pretty random and at this point is just an experiment Google is doing.
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    Google spiders some, not many, alltheweb spiders more of these automated pages.

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    Archbob, I don't think that's what Automated was referring to.

    From time to time, google may redirect traffic from its links in order to count, and get a statistical sample of clicks. Statistically speaking, only a very small sample size is needed to get accurate results.
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