During the first ’24 hours’ of live beta, Google’s Blog Search was a nightmare for keyword tracking. Some of you noticed some weird referers showing up in their counter-tools. All this was caused by the redirects from the search results from Blog Search. This meant that anyone entering your site was leaving a referal from the redirect from Blog Search (are you following me still?)
Simply put. Most statistical packages are keen to intercept the referring (‘How did you get here’) page. Especially the search parameters of Google that come with it. Google’s Blog Search simply masked its existence by replacing the keywords (?q=my+search) with the destination (?q=https://www.thinklemon.com/). Throwing off your tracker.