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Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Has anyone noticed that after a search result is returned, if you copy the link of a result you actually get a google address redirecting you to the actual url but tracing what was relevant to your search?

Example:
1. Go to google.com or yahoo.com or bing.com
2. search for slashdot
3. The first result is ... "Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters"
4. copy link address and paste it as text somewhere where you can see it. You probably expect to see something like http://slashdot.org/ right?
Wrong.
Here's what you get:

GOOGLE
http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fslashdot.org%2F&ei=Q6WvUM3KEYeg2QXd_YHgBg&usg=AFQjCNHLEL_sF-6AxylM44KJH53-gaJRnQ

YAHOO
http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7qRRqK9Q5hYANUMPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTBybnZlZnRlBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkAw--/SIG=118qkglo0/EXP=1353717969/**http%3A//slashdot.org/

unexpectedly BING
http://slashdot.org/

I understand that help them return the most relevant stuff back but I find it annoying. I remember seeing the google beta page for the first time and loved its simplicity compared to (then popular) yahoo..."
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