Ok, here's my problem...
I am trying out a new forum system, but the site protects against session hijacking by using a URL like this:
the ?SQ=1069280974 section is the root of my problem. I use Google adsense with my site, and it has the following piece of code for inlining a context-sensitive ad:
google_ad_client = "pub-2660766695269970";
google_alternate_ad_url = "http://www.vbmysql.com/includes/amazon.html
google_ad_width = 728;
google_ad_height = 90;
google_ad_format = "728x90_as";
google_color_border = "2184BD";
google_color_bg = "FFFFFF";
google_color_link = "666666";
google_color_url = "000000";
google_color_text = "000000";
So here's the thing, I am fairly certain that Google must be using the referrer information to do a database lookup and send the best ads for the page requested, well the ?SQ portion of the URL is of course going to drive Google batty. My Apache logs show that google is indeed spidering with the ?SQ portion in place, and things just do not work out well.