Hi BHW, so I've been using a cloaking script and running adwords for about a month. I'm not currently redirecting or doing and funny business yet but running the ads through the script to log all details and gather info on 3rd party companies looking for my ads and google bots etc (yes it costs $$$ but the info gathered is priceless).... In my logs I've seen several instances in my logs where keyword data seems to be indiscriminately placed into the referer string. From what I understand, google no longer allows keyword data and has encrypted all searches to prevent this. Hence why all the Seo's are pissed because of (not provided) in analytics. Here's some logs (edited slightly for anonymity) Code: 5/21/2014 12:42 PM | UA: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/34.0.1847.137 Safari/537.36 | IP: 22.214.171.124 HOST: ip68-13-98-151.om.om.cox.net | REFERRER: http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=C5YA7Z-V8Z6HsB6jA-QOh44DICrGHou8E4bHTp5kBgcqzkQgIABABKAJQ9MC8iAJgydbNiqyktBTIAQGqBB9P0F6Ul8M3Im8B15-7EdrEips5M8Yl0sUWDb5zsYEdugUTCJdfDFEQn5vIvb4CFZBeiAod23AA78oFAIAH-Y3hL5AHAw&ei=Z-V8U9mABJC9oQTb4YH4Dg&sig=AOD64_2jjEEgLWDaQedqC0eBo8plV1QEuw&rct=j&q=&sqi=2&ved=0CCcQ0Qw&adurl=http://goo.gl/12345 The log above seems like a normal log from a normal user. No issues here. However I am seeing the keyword insertion anomaly and data being appended to my destination URL in the log highlighted below (I have Auto Tagging turned off in adwords). Code: 5/21/2014 12:49 PM | UA: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/34.0.1847.131 Safari/537.36 | IP: 126.96.36.199 HOST: c-98-202-187-170.hsd1.ut.comcast.net | REFERRER: http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=CfGd8U67bK8rU-QOdnILwAbGHou8E4bHTp5kBgcqzkQAggHJBKANQ9MC8iAJgyYaAgOikjBjIAQGqBB9P0EU95VQ3bZHSeRU2l5k4ruWufmiK1zRNPdiz6E9uugUTCP641ObJvb4CFUU6iAod5FMA-8oFAIAH-Y3hL4gHAZAHAg&rct=j&q=KEYWORD&ei=Eed8U77sJ8X0oATkp4HYDw&sig=AOD64_3-kh_3dRXdtu1qCMiCK_0lgeBhIA&sqi=2&ved=OfH0Qw&adurl=http://goo.gl/12345&cad=rjt&q=keyword So the question is, why am I seeing this "anomaly". Is this someone faking the referer to appear as a real google adwords click to "reveal" my real page? Is it google ad teams super secret system to catch cloakers? or a 3rd party google ad monitoring company? etc... This is an obvious footprint of sorts and I'm calling BS on it being a real search because if those obvious keyword variables were present at all, webmasters could easily capture their precious keyword data as it is obviously un-encrypted. Please correct me if i'm wrong. I'm looking for a little insight and opinions of what this is or to confirm or dismiss my suspicions.