Home
High
Med
Low
AWA
ASA
News
Google Forum

Double Your Adwords Profits in 7 minutes!

Tools

$7 Secrets
People are making thousands of dollars using the techniques and scripts included with this popular report. And it costs only $7! [Read more...]

AdWords Secrets
Free 5-day course that can help you make money using Google AdWords.

Articles for 25 Cents Each
Get 400 exact keyword optimized articles, delivered to your inbox, every month. A new and inexpensive way to build keyword rich web sites that can make money, month after month.

Trade Links with 5,000+ Sites
This is not an automated link system. The Add URL Directory is a directory that lists over 5,000 "add url" pages that have forms that you can use to add your site and exchange links. The directory is divided into categories, helping you find sites in your topic area.

Backlink Analyzer
Automatically analyze the anchor text of all of your backlinks. Analyze your competitors' backlinks to see how you compare in the anchor text department.

SEO Web Site Templates
Web site templates that have been designed specifically for search engine optimization (SEO).




My sponsered child, Hama from Niger, Africa
A portion of the proceeds from this site help sponsor Hama from Niger. Learn more about Child Sponsorship.

Google cookies and URL tracking



العربيه

Author Message
GoogleGuy Says







PostPosted: August 3, 2003 2:29 AM 

Importance: Medium

A member poses a question about Google cookies and describes an experience in which Google seemed to be tracking every search result site visited, until the cookie was deleted. The member also notes that there seems to be an ID number in the cookie that uniquely identifies the user, while such an ID number is not necessary for the storage of 'preference' information. GoogleGuy responds to the URL redirection (tracking), but he doesn't address the ID number issue.

GoogleGuy Says: [Link to quote]

Hi plumsauce, welcome to WebmasterWorld. It's a long-known fact that Google sometimes does url redirections in order to do quality checks. Some of the other members may be able to provide pointers to this discussion in past threads. If you want more info, read about it in our privacy policy:

http://www.google.com/privacy.html
(It's in the "Links to Other Sites" paragraph.)

For what it's worth, many search engines track every click, instead of only a tiny sample of clicks as a spot check. I think AV and ATW always do url redirects but use mouseover code to make it look like the clicks are direct, for example.

[P.S. Searching on Google will work fine if you want to disable cookies. We just won't be able to store your search settings/preferences.]


session

Posts: 1

Reply: 1



PostPosted: September 28, 2003 1:06 PM 

That member would have been me. At least you got
the point, which many people actually did not.
Found this entry, because I was looking for the
domain plumsauce.com in the serps.

Phil

Posts: 1

Reply: 2



PostPosted: May 29, 2005 6:06 PM 

How do I get rid of Google cookies? I have mountains of them. Thanks, Phil


Subscribe to this discussion: Email

Join the conversation:









Remember personal info?





Check to Subscribe to this Comment:
(email field must be filled in)



Subscribe Without Commenting