What is up with the insane long Google results URL now?

It seems Google is adding some additional information to the query. It used to be that you could send people a URL for a search but now this is out of hand. Go to Google and just do a plan simple search for a term and check the address bar when you get results. Crazy.

I did a search for “testing” and look at the results.

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Yet, look at the crazy returned URL

or

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=testing&oq=testing&gs_l=hp.3..0l4.1889.2749.0.2996.7.7.0.0.0.0.402.1138.2j3j1j0j1.7.0.les%3B..0.0…1c.1.O2lSEK9wKPc&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41248874,d.b2U&fp=9adb9986d41db8e2&biw=1541&bih=919

What else could they be injecting into the results for them to record? This happens whether or not you are logged-into Google+ so I’m not sure what is up. Does anyone else notice this?

 

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