Tweak for bypassing Google search links, in Safari?

Fzang

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Like, when I go to Google and tap in "Engadget" and get the search results, I click on Engadget, but instead of just putting "www.engadget.com" in my search bar, I get a link like
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http://www.google.com.hk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDMQFjAB&url=%68%74%74%70%3a%2f%2f%77%77%77%2e%65%6e%67%61%64%67%65%74%2e%63%6f%6d%2f&ei=TxG1UqzJNuuQiAeho4GwDA&usg=AFQjCNH9i8aKCZZaKGN9KI6GhUuecStkfA&sig2=elg55ARiQhCS53ok0ODgYw
which does some magic things and then converts into the website I'm going to.

But because I live in China, where the Great Firewall lies, these links often time out, whereas manually entering the direct site works. So, I want to know if I can bypass these huge links, by a Safari script/tweak/addon.
 

Fzang

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Unfortunately that's a terrible workaround, and would net me around 500 bookmarks per day of googling.
 

bist

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Jun 13, 2013
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Although it's not google, you can try another search engine like DuckDuckGo.

As the duck do not try to track everything, it's not going to do funny things with its results.

PS: I'm not sure it'll work behind the Great Firewall.
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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All that is necessary to avoid going through Google or whatever search engine you have set in Safari is to type a "/" after your text.
For example: "macrumors/" goes directly to macrumors.com.
 
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