Firefox 3 Beta 5 Sending Google Search Results Through Redirect?

Apr 3, 2008 - 7:18 am 2 by
Filed Under Misc Google

There is an interesting new bug with Firefox 3 Beta 5, that sends a surfer through a redirect page after clicking on the Google search result. Here is how to reproduce the issue:

(1) Be in Firefox 3 Beta 5 (2) Be signed in to Google (you must be signed in to your Google account) (3) Go to (4) Enter the search term: [yahoo] or any other search term (5) Click the first result (should be Yahoo! i.e.

Then what happens is your are taken to a redirect page at as opposed to going directly to Here is a screen capture of the redirect page:

Google Redirect Bug in Firefox 3 b5

We are not sure if it is just a Firefox bug or also a Google bug or both. There is a lot of discussion about this issue throughout the forum space.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums, Web Hosting Talk, Gamers With Jobs, and here is the Mozilla Bug Tracker.


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