Google as referrer?

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  • #94248

    carocat
    Member

    I’m just a bit curious on how I’ve got google.com as referrer and it doesn’t display the entire search results link?

    #94383

    cornell
    Member

    What happens when you hover over the google.com link? What URL comes up in the information bar at the bottom of your browser?

    #94384

    sulz
    Member

    i get this same thing happening in my other wpmu blog too… it’s just plain google.com.

    #94401

    carocat
    Member

    What happens when you hover over the google.com link? What URL comes up in the information bar at the bottom of your browser?

    It just comes up as Google, just like sulz says. :)

    http://www.google.com/

    #94416

    drmike
    Member

    That’s the Feeling Lucky button being used over at Google.com. Instead of going to a page of results, Google just forwards you on to the first site that comes up.

    At least that’s what I’m thinking.

    #94432

    carocat
    Member

    That would make sense. I completely forgot about that. Thanks drmike. :)

    #94436

    drmike
    Member

    Not a problem. :)

    #94505

    sulz
    Member

    gee, i didn’t know that! interesting…

    #94510

    timethief
    Member

    I have seen this google referrer several times on my blog too so thanks to drmike I can now fathom why.

    #94511

    sulz
    Member

    i’m wondering, though, if it leads to my site, does that mean i would be the first in the search results if the person had chosen the search button instead? or it’s just a random hit to my blog ..

    #94513

    timethief
    Member

    I think the “get lucky” may be a random choice but I’m hoping that it was because my blog was at the top of the list on the subject being searched for. :)

    Edit: I also get technorati search hits. Interestingly enough they increased after I removed all the technoratit tags from my 757 re-catalogued posts. Isn’t that strange?

    #94515

    raincoaster
    Member

    Interesting. I haven’t seen a google referral in several months, not one. AOL is all over the stats page, though.

    #94522

    timethief
    Member

    I’ve get AOL, Dogpile and Yahoo. Also the environmental reporter from the New York Times is a frequent referrer lately. I get more from stumbleupon and from mybloglog than from all the others though.

    #94572

    drmike
    Member

    I’m getting AOL hits as well lately.

    Um, the “feel lucky” result would be because you’re listed as the number #1 return for that search.

    #94605

    carocat
    Member

    Um, the “feel lucky” result would be because you’re listed as the number #1 return for that search.
    Yes! I’m listed first for something! ;)

    I’ve been getting heaps of aol searches too. And live image searches.

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