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The very same day that Google engineer Matt Cutts says that Google shut down the testing of their AJAX SERP’s experiments until they can find a workaround for the analytics issues that it causes, they start up again. It looks, however, like the "fix" that they are thinking of will only work for analytics packages that Google themselves own...
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from brsdas 1865 Days ago #
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does this get no comments because no one can understand it?

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from ANOnym 1865 Days ago #
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Not sure, brsdas.Maybe people indeed think Google is just tidying things out.But I somehow don’t believe Google search engineers don’t understand how web analytics work. So if they do, they simply weren’t worried about how their change would negatively affect other web analytics (or, if they were, they simply went ahead and have done it, anyway, for the benefit of Google Analytics).

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from rustybrick 1865 Days ago #
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Honestly, I see the query strings appended myself right now, but I am not being served the results through AJAX.

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from ANOnym 1865 Days ago #
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Well, they are still testing it, as far as I understand. It’s just they resumed testing without making it possible for web analytics to grab the referrer data, contrary to what Matt suggested earlier [that they’d resume, when they fix the issue].

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from mvandemar 1864 Days ago #
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@rutybrick - when you say: Honestly, I see the query strings appended myself right now, but I am not being served the results through AJAX.What do you mean by the query strings being appended? You are seeing the /url= in the serps? Or that your keywords are getting recorded when you look in your logs?Also, just so you know, last time they performed this test it was only showing up for people using a specific version of Firefox. If it was an older version of FF or IE then the AJAX serps would get redirected to non-AJAX versions.

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