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    Goodbye to Google

    It seems as of today Google goes the Yahoo way of returning search ressults which means they insert their ip/name in the url. If you use the searchengine with a browser nothing changes, but programmatically it's a disaster. So goodbye Google for me.

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    Can you explain some more? When I search, the results show only the url of the website returned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazz View Post
    Can you explain some more? When I search, the results show only the url of the website returned.
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    My normal searchstring fetches 100 results like search?q=searchterm+filetype:html&num=100 for that I use windows/total commander. And I used to get a clean url. Now i get something like
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    http://74.125.77.132/search?q=cache:d78awKjp2p4J:http://www.w3schools.com/DOM/dom_nodes.asp+textnode&hl=&ct=clnk
    for what used to be http://www.w3schools.com/DOM/dom_nodes.asp.
    But like i said; if you use a browser nothing changes, but getting the urls from the result is too annoying to spend time on
    Last edited by tfit; 03-25-2010 at 07:13 AM.

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    What is the reason they are doing that; is it for a better way of tracking user behavior, or is there any other explanation?

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    It looks like something went wrong and Google is returning the cached version of the site instead of the true URL.

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    So if it is not some weird temporary quirk, why not just use a regular expression to strip out the first part of the url to get the part that you really want? So just grab everything after the 3rd colon in the example above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eu4ria View Post
    So if it is not some weird temporary quirk, why not just use a regular expression to strip out the first part of the url to get the part that you really want? So just grab everything after the 3rd colon in the example above.
    The tool surf that i use gives a file list.txt and from that i build my data file. I I already strip out everything besides A-Za-z. Furthermore you have to do some screenscraping to find out if things won't break in the future.


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