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Is this backlink count in google's eye?

Is the following code count as a backlink at the google's eye?

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<a href="http://domain.com/page1/" onclick="javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview('/outbound/article/domain.com/');"><b>Domain</b</a>
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Thanks a million!
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Carol2009
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AndyBeardCommented:
It depends on how the pageTracker is coded

This is the definitive "pamphlet" on onclick

http://sebastians-pamphlets.com/how-to-turn-click-tracking-into-miserable-failure/

However the code you list is most likely for Google Analytics and is using a standard call to track an outbound click so it is nothing to worry about.
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Carol2009Author Commented:
So is a dofollow link right?
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AndyBeardCommented:
Based upon that code most likely, though that doesn't take into account any other factors

Even seeing the page it would be impossible to say 100%, and even if you could perform some kind of test with weird anchor text that would be no guarantee that a link would continue to pass juice, or somehow might pass juice indirectly (e.g. Wikipedia scraper sites)
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Tony McCreathTechnical SEO ConsultantCommented:
I personally do it like this. That is explicitly "return true" so there is no ambiguity.  
<a href="http://domain.com/page1/" onclick="pageTracker._trackPageview('/outbound/article/domain.com/');return True;"><b>Domain</b</a> 

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gwkgCommented:
The short answer is yes.
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