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Google indexing/clicking links from the email?

I am monitoring a campaign I just sent - I noticed Mautic reporting a click to a link, so I pulled the reports for this email to see if it was an internal click from one of us… no, it was a Google referrer with email_id NULL. Not linked to any contacts, either. (Except for the one auto-created by Mautic - Mountain View, California… everything else in NULL.)



When I went to the URL referenced as referral, it just redirected me from google to my page. This has been happening with all campaigns., loads of NULL email_id in the page_hits table.



Is there any way to prevent this behavior? I have robots.txt wildcarded, so it shouldn’t be ‘indexing’ anything.



This is part of the URL/querystring:

Code:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved

Anyone know what's going on here?

I am monitoring a campaign I just sent - I noticed Mautic reporting a click to a link, so I pulled the reports for this email to see if it was an internal click from one of us… no, it was a Google referrer with email_id NULL. Not linked to any contacts, either. (Except for the one auto-created by Mautic - Mountain View, California… everything else in NULL.)

When I went to the URL referenced as referral, it just redirected me from google to my page. This has been happening with all campaigns., loads of NULL email_id in the page_hits table.

Is there any way to prevent this behavior? I have robots.txt wildcarded, so it shouldn’t be ‘indexing’ anything.

This is part of the URL/querystring:

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved

Anyone know what’s going on here?