Sometimes, I want a shortened link to the results of a Google Search, to share in a comment on facebook or in a forum. A URL shortener (e.g., bit.ly) is not great, because the resulting Google Search link contains many details I may not want to share. For example, when I'm logged into Google, the resulting URL for a search contains all kinds of stuff like which browser was used (e.g.,
sourceid=chrome-instant), the language of my browser, as well as some details I'm not even able to grok.
Is there an easy way to get a minimalist URL for the results of a search, say for the keywords
prezi.com server problems without manually editing the resulting URL?
Sub-question: is any of the data in a Google URL from a search private/confidential? That is, what would a bit.ly of a Google Search result for a logged-in user reveal about the user if he shared that link?
EDIT: Someone has demystified the Google search URL parameters, and at least some of the data ("suggestion tracking") that's in there might be seen as revealing more info than one realizes. So, I'd say that doing a bit.ly of a search result could share more info than you want with other people. It could, for example, reveal "the words/letters at which point the user stopped typing in the search box and instead went to suggest box and choose the entry." (the