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(Short) URL obfuscation / jumping

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  • (Short) URL obfuscation / jumping

    In the search results, was wondering whether anyone has
    • Replaced URL links with a shortened (hidden) URL
    • Redirects to the true URL
    For example:But:Another use for this, is enabling the changing of the destination URL, for example:
    • Unsubscribed users jump to a URL showing an "Abstract"
    • Subscribed users jump to a page showing full text
    Ian Tresman

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    Having people directed to different pages if they are not logged in or not subscribed, is a common feature of many web sites. This should be done outside of the search engine however.

    There are many other way to get a link besides from site based search engine. e.g. External search engines, from an E-mail, or from a book mark, or just guessing the URL.

    So trying to protect content by having a local search engine hide or obfuscate links is pointless in my opinion.

    Redirects are also trival to follow, and offer no security.