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    Kung Fu Master Eathan's Avatar
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    Any truth...?
    Hey all,

    I was reading on amazon's boards recently and someone was saying the new google toolbar creates amazon links within page text when it finds relevant book titles or ISBNs. I don't have the latest toolbar, and that's the only rumor I've heard on the subject, so have absolutely no idea if it's true or not.

    Can anyone confirm the rumor? Is there a new, bigger and badder parasite in town, or is someone with dueling BHOs jumping to unfounded conclusions?

    Let the rumor milling begin...
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    Yes, ISBNs are one of the things the new Google parasite converts to links and redirects to their own partners and services. Direct from Google's site:

    The AutoLink feature adds links to the page you're viewing if it recognizes certain types of information on the page. For example, the online review of a great new restaurant has the business address but no map. You could go to a map site and type in the restaurant's street, city, and ZIP code -- but why bother? Clicking the Toolbar's AutoLink button will automatically link you to a map. AutoLink also recognizes package shipping numbers, car VIN numbers, and book ISBN numbers.
    This should come in handy: JavaScript to Kill Google Autolink

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    Thanks for the confirmation and the link. Odd how nobody seems bothered...
    Eathan Mertz

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