13 Apr 2013

Disabling Google Search tracking

Google tracks urls you click in a search result for whatever reasons (I'm guessing ads, search history, custom results et al). And I wouldn't have cared if not for the fact that it ruins my browser history. Well, amongst others.

A good work around to this is the tiny shiny userscript Google Link Cleanup. To setup (Firefox), simply install Greasemonkey, and then Google Link Cleanup. That simple.

Well, for me, I have set DDG as my default search engine - again. And if tomorrow, Google search daemons call, Greasemonkey gat my back.


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My name is Opeyemi Obembe. I build things for web and mobile and write about my experiments. Follow me on Twitter–@kehers.


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