This would be a nice thing for search engines to do: give the the position of your result on a click through. So, on every site in a search result listing, include the position of the result in the querystring line. Like this:
Then I could check my logs and find:
- The search engine (from the referrer)
- The date and time
- The search term (from the referrer)
- The position of the result that was clicked on
This means that I could determine where I was at for that term, on that engine, at that date and time. Wouldn’t this be handy? Or am I not thinking this through enough?