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How to Strip the Annoying Feedburner Parameters from URLs

Have you noticed the annoying extra parameters that get added to URLs from many web sites using Feedburner feeds? It’s especially irritating when you want to share a web page or link to it from a blog post.

Seriously—just look how ridiculously long and weird the URLs end up being:

http://www.askvg.com/microsoft-releases-update-to-fix-thumbnail-controls-display-in-windows-7-taskbar/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+AskVG+(AskVG)

All you need to do is install a user script—Firefox users will need to install Greasemonkey first, but Google Chrome users can just click the Install button.

The only thing slightly annoying about this user script is that it reloads the page again to remove the parameters. Otherwise, pretty useful.

FeedBurnerTrackingQueryStripper for Greasemonkey [userscripts.org]

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  • Published 09/11/10

Comments (1)

  1. Adam

    I just wish I could make yahoo and MSN stop redirecting my cursor from the address bar to their search bar when I am typing a URL. If I already know the address I want to go to, there is no need to search.

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