When I search on Google I get back a page of search results, like I always have. But lately I've been noticing that every single search result has a link that passes back through Google. I used to see this occasionally, or for one or two of the top results. But for about the last week or two all results, all the time, have it.
As a specific example, when I search for "banana", the first result is for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana, and that's what shows up when I mouse-over the link. But "Copy Link Location" reveals that the link actually goes to
Obviously they are (optionally) recording something and then re-directing me to the site. I'd like to be able to just go directly to the site.
- I realize it's a free service and blue_beetle
is right, but if I can stop it I'd like to.
- Your comment of "privacy is over, get used to it" is not an answer to my question.
- I've been able to survive without GreaseMonkey, and I've heard it can cause problems reading 3000+ comment threads, but maybe it's time to start.