yeah its shame how much of the internet is infected with google now.
I seem to be the only person who doesnt run google embedded code on my sites. (apart from google competitors).
The amount of redirects that happen on sites now is way too common sadly, not just with google either.
For the issue at hand if you using something liek noscript in your browser you can block the google snooping which will speed up the browsing. Blocking analytics has a very nice affect.
BT Infinity 2 Since Dec 2012