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tom paine
05-04-2011, 02:41 PM
Google Redirect Link
This user was automatically redirected from google to your site. We've replaced the original search link with a link to a normal search page so that you can see the search that the user conducted.When a search has come via a redirect link, what has the searcher done? Is it the 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button there seem to be quite a lot of them??? Does the searcher see the original search page or not?

Arne
05-04-2011, 03:26 PM
The searcher don't need to do anything than a normal search, it's Google who do the redirect as one of their new "features" :\

Statcounter replace the original search link with a link to a normal search page.

tom paine
05-04-2011, 03:28 PM
So if they don't click on a link in a search page, how do they come to the site?

Arne
05-04-2011, 03:43 PM
So if they don't click on a link in a search page, how do they come to the site?
LOL, of course the searcher must click on a link to your page to get there.
What Google's "feature" does, is to replace the url you used to see, e.g.

"http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=flowers&btnG=Google+Search"
with

"http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=7&url=http%3A%2F%2Fw ww.example.com%2Fmypage.htm&ei=0SjdSa-1N5O8M_qW8dQN&rct=j&q=flowers&usg=AFQjCNHJXSUh7Vw7 oubPaO3tZOzz-F-u_w&sig2=X8uCFh6IoPtnwmvGMULQfw"

The part in bold is the main difference to start with. You see also the target domain address in the new and longer Google url

CSoft
05-05-2011, 09:09 AM
LOL, of course the searcher must click on a link to your page to get there.
What Google's "feature" does, is to replace the url you used to see, e.g.
with

"http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=7&url=http%3A%2F%2Fw ww.example.com%2Fmypage.htm&ei=0SjdSa-1N5O8M_qW8dQN&rct=j&q=flowers&usg=AFQjCNHJXSUh7Vw7 oubPaO3tZOzz-F-u_w&sig2=X8uCFh6IoPtnwmvGMULQfw"


The part in bold is the main difference to start with. You see also the target domain address in the new and longer Google url


And the cd=7 means that the link was in the 7th position in the results page. Now that they have this new feature is when we are able to retrieve the search ranking ;-) after SC pulled it out from behind the redirector of course :smile:

Letīs find out what does ct=res reffers to, as well as sa=t. I guess it could be usefull depending on its meaning :idea:

DSL Guy
10-01-2011, 12:03 AM
Is it good or bad or indifferent about these redirect links?

I just noticed these lately although it appears its been going on for quite some time now.

What do the numbers mean?

Arne
10-01-2011, 04:03 PM
Is it good or bad or indifferent about these redirect links?
I can't see any bad with it.
It's good for you if you want to see the Google page where the link to your site was found, otherwise I guess it's indifferent. ;)

What do the numbers mean?
There is no number on the redirect link icon, so I assume you mean "rank" icon next to it?
Hover the icon to get an explanation in short. But remember, your link may not be on the same spot as the visitor saw it when searching.

StatCounterJen
10-01-2011, 04:12 PM
Explanation of #1 etc here (http://statcounter.com/support/knowledge-base/221).

raesiebels
01-24-2012, 10:03 PM
And the cd=7 means that the link was in the 7th position in the results page. Now that they have this new feature is when we are able to retrieve the search ranking ;-) after SC pulled it out from behind the redirector of course :smile:

Letīs find out what does ct=res reffers to, as well as sa=t. I guess it could be usefull depending on its meaning :idea:



I do not see the information you are pointing to in this url example:
1.
<p>www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CIIBEBYwBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Finvensure.net%2Fblog%2Fblog%2F201 1%2F12%2Fall-about-homeowners-insurance-how-much-homeowners-insurance-do-i-need-video%2F&ei=mh0fT-v_MsWC2wWhvOifDw&usg=AFQjCNHdK9RyalOeBMEA_Pu6lQZFOaeHJg&sig2=cfKYu0aMZXj6kWm7lNf66A</p>

I can see which page they landed on but I do not see the keyword search term, which is super important to me!
This only started appearing like this a few months ago...I'd like to see what they searched for.

2.
Another one that comes up that gives me no info is: www.google.com/search

Does anyone know why I am getting 3 different results from google?

3.
The most useful to me is when I see it like this:
www.google.com — california osha requirements #12

In this last example, I see clearly that they searched on google for "california osha requirements", and my page was #12.

What gives?

tosommerfugle
01-25-2012, 03:29 PM
1) Users signed-in to Google will often use the HTTPS protocol for added security and privacy. This privacy is supported by Google removing the search term from the redirector URL. You may be able to find the search terms in Google Webmaster Tools, but without information about the visit to your site.

2) Google searches can be done from other places and devices than the regular web page. Such an abbreviated referer string is a function of the place the search was done from. You may be able to get an indication by checking what browser and os were used.

3) C'est la vie :-)

raesiebels
01-25-2012, 05:14 PM
Thanks, tosommerfugle. That is helpful feedback.