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Armin [PersonRank 1]

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
16 years ago3,524 views

So my web history does not distinguish between sites i visit (w/o searching) and searches I do on google. Its showing i search for over 200 items a day. which is ridiculous because I use google Maybe at MOST 20 times or lets even say 30 times a day. when I noticed this i looked a bit closer in my history and every site i visited is labeled as "searched for" I am pretty sure that this didnt used to be the case and they were logged separately. anyone else seeing this? is this a setting in my toolbar that i have incorrect or just a bug?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

It's probably a mistake: they forgot to adjust the text for those who enable Web History and actually use it.

Armin [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Well no, my friends works perfectly fine, and it was working fine before.

Armin [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

it also sends all the search trends and everything into disarray....

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

This might be a silly question... but do you use your address bar when you enter a URL in your browser or do you just type them into your search box?

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Do you use browse by name? For example, do you just type 'bbc news' into the address bar?

Armin [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

no i usally use the address bar. I know I thought about that also. sometime i use browse by name but thats understandable. most of the time i use bookmarks.

but also lets say i go to bbc new, browse by name or enter the actual web address. then every link that i click on bbc news also come up as "searched for" in my web hstory and the actual link so here is an example for when i was on yelp last night

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/user_photos

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/user_details

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/browse/reviews/recent

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/nyc

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/user_details_thanx

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/browse/reviews/recent

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/profile_bio

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/user_photos

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/events/new-york-yelpers-nyc-book-group-5

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/user_details_friends

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/user_details

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/events/brooklyn-brooklyn-brunch-date-changed-saturday-1-26

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/events/brooklyn-beer-and-cheese-night-at-pacific-standard

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/events/nyc

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/user_details_events

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/user_details_bookmarks

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/user_details_reviews_self

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Searched for http://www.yelp.com/nyc

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Searched for http://apps.facebook.com/scrabulous/

im pretty sure i didnt search for those urls, I just clicked on the links... so they shouldnt be categorized as my searches, but as my actual web browsing history

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