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  https://www.google.com/search?q=stackoverflow&aq=0&oq=stackover&aqs=chrome.0.0j5j57j0j62.3537&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#hl=en&safe=off&sclient=psy-ab&q=stack+overflow&oq=stack+overflow&gs_l=serp.3..0l4.4882.4882.0.5337.1.1.0.0.0.0.135.135.0j1.1.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.5.psy-ab.gWmJt4vWzvg&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43148975,d.dmQ&fp=c1794afd088c3d78&biw=1440&bih=795
isn't that too long just for

  https://www.google.com/search?q=stackoverflow



I've often wondered what all those extra bits of information mean and whether there's information encoded in there that I may not want to give someone.



If it has to be short, I like http://goo.gl/e#q=stack+overflow


That link sadly does not work for me who uses iGoogle (for now) on google.co.uk.

If it's a short URL you want, then http://bit.ly/YUJZLu. But you'll have to trust me when you click that as you've no idea where it'll take you to.


Right click and copy link, paste into address bar, add a + to the end to see where it goes.

http://bit.ly/YUJZLu+


And that doesn't work on mobile, because they have a "forgetful" mobile site :(


Google results can dramatically change based on various parameters (location/time/browser/history/whatever-new-they-are-testing.) They presumably cram all this info into the search bar in case you want to repro the results.




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