If you hover your mouse pointer over the search result on Google, it shows the target URL you’re going to reach on clicking on the status bar, but that’s not the case when you right-click on it and copy its link location.

What you’ll get is some gibberish link with Google domain like e.g “  http://www.google.co.in/search?q=Google+Search+link+fix&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-a” which is meaningless to share with your friend online.

Google showing link URL garbled on status bar

 

Where are the Cached and Similar Links for Search Results in Google?

Actually, you can do much better by manually clicking on the result link, Google then redirects you to the actual page you want to visit, now copy the URL of page from the address bar, work done! Tedious.

This is really annoying if you want to Google to show direct links in search results, you can use Google Search Link Fix Firefox add-on developed by Wladimir Palant, developer of popular Firefox ABP add-on, thanks to him, which automatically prevents the Google search from modifying the results links, on any Google domain this works, you don’t need to configure anything.

Actual URL shown on Google

 

 

Download and install Google Search Link Fix restart-less add-on, you can get/copy the direct URLs for search results on Google.

What’s your take on this add-on? Have you fond it useful? Let me know in the comments.