View Full Version : Yahoo! and analytics query

06-07-2013, 07:25 PM
When I link to a news story on Yahoo!, accompanying the story in the computer's webpage history is "analytics.query.yahoo.com":http://analytics.query.yahoo.com/v1/public/yql?format=json&yhlVer=2&yhlCT=2&yhlBTMS=1370461449499&yhlRnd=JuHScxKr6FxB&yhlCompressed=0This link goes to an "http bad request" page. Can someone tell me what analytics query is?

Matera the Mad
06-10-2013, 08:12 PM
There's a tracking code, from javascript on the site. Yahoot blesses its users with the ability to find out where you've been and where you're going.

I don't have any examples handy, but when I have this kind of problem with copied URLs, I examine them before pasting. Often a little judicious pruning can remove tracking codes included in the URL and leave a clean link. Paste links into Notepad first and prepare for an educational experience.

Everyone should learn a little URL anatomy (http://www.gilliganondata.com/index.php/2012/05/22/the-anatomy-of-a-url-protocol-hostname-path-and-parameters/).

06-11-2013, 08:06 PM
I figured they were minding my business. When I got the day's TV listings on TitanTV yesterday I noticed something similar by Google flash by on the status bar, although it did not show itself in the history tab.

Matera the Mad
06-12-2013, 07:25 AM
Yep. Some of those subliminally fast statusbar flashbys are tracking. The rest are ads, cookie deposition, and godnose what-all else that is writhing and spawning in the hyperswamp of a webpage. Scary. :)