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45% of my search traffic from GA come from "keyword: (not provided)" How come ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Th0rr, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Th0rr

    Th0rr Regular Member

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    Hi,

    Well in Google Analytics 45% of my traffic is coming from a (not provided) keyword. I don't understand why as I never bought traffic, this is no bot views, and analyticsc is showing that the keyword is "not provided".

    Did this happened to anyone else ? I feel this is not so good and google won't like it. But for me it's an error, instead of keywordxyz it's "not provided" but it's really weird.
     
  2. pooinmyloo

    pooinmyloo Regular Member

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    Most of my sites have some kind of hidden keyword that analytics or webmaster tools won't provide the keyword for. I'm not sure why they do this or why it happens, bit it's pretty annoying. I don't necessarily think it's anything to do with bought traffic or bot views, it's just a keyword that your site is ranking for. Check the rest of your keywords and metatags against the keywords that webmaster tools shows are directing traffic and try some kind of process of elimination to what keyword it may be.

    I've not really looked into this too much. Maybe there is a way of finding out what keyword that is. Someone else may have a better idea.
     
  3. dudeisbroke

    dudeisbroke Junior Member

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    I get this too, I have no clue as to what the keyword could be. Its weird too because sometimes I get 45 visitors from "not provided'
     
  4. dCorp

    dCorp Senior Member

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    its the same case for most of the people (percentage may be differ) but I really never care for these visits.
     
  5. Th0rr

    Th0rr Regular Member

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    Yeah well nothing new then, google doing some shit.

    Same as webmaster tools, where google says I have 34'724 links from one site when there's only one :D
     
  6. maleguru

    maleguru Junior Member

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    One day you will care for these visits. Figure out what kwds are being used to get to ur site, and where these kwds are relative to your site. Edit those kwds to suit the words you want to be ranked for better. Use the google webmasters tool site and they will tell you what queries are being used to give ur site impressions and clicks.
     
  7. monchichi

    monchichi Power Member

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    (not provided) is for google searches coming from Google users which are logged in into their google account.
    When you are logged in into Google Account and using the google search engine your search is going through https instead of http.

    That is why you are seing (not provided). https isnt telling Google Analytics from which keyword they came.
     
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  8. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Yep this is true. Just recently Google instated this as part of their privacy policy BS.

    I am getting 75% of traffic from logged in users. I don't know if it works the same with webmaster tools
     
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    puneetas3 Senior Member

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    If user is logged in to their Google account, then you will not be shown the keyword in analytics (keyword not provided) else it works normally. No biggie here.
     
  10. Th0rr

    Th0rr Regular Member

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    Oh ok nice to hear, thanks.
    Yes webmaster tool shows every keyword and there's no "not provided", even though webmaster tool isn't so accurate, got a keyword with 15'000 impression in 1 month, but 50 clicks, and I know that's higher :)
     
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    Checkered hat Junior Member

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    notty03 Newbie

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    hhahaha lol
     
  13. Checkered hat

    Checkered hat Junior Member

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    Let's see who laughs last, spammer.
     
  14. cdenet

    cdenet Registered Member

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    If you have 34000 links that's a sitewide link. Check the sidebar.