Does Google Analytics use data for ranking site?

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  1. mishop

    mishop Newbie

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    Has anyone tested this?

    I wiped analytics and now I just keep track of the position of the word.
    I have read that people have had a rank drop after placing Analytics.

    some experiences?
     
  2. fxphil

    fxphil Senior Member

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    Yes they do. They also use it to help rank other sites in your niche. But that's what you get for paying for the pro version 150k a year. :)

     
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  3. andrewabd

    andrewabd Registered Member

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    I do not believe they use Google Analytics in the ranking algorithm for different reasons:
    1- Not every site has GA installed which means part of their scoring system if relaying on GA will be missing for millions of sites
    2- There are some privacy issues, I know they do not care but they do not need badly to use it so they are respecting privacy
    3- The already have more enough data using SERPs stats which they share it with you using GWT
    4- Google charom is already provides them enough behavioural user data and it is in most cases better that GA
     
  4. SEOGrenoble

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    To my mind, they only use GA "global" datas to analyze behaviors on websites, and then, to improve their algorithms.
    But I don't think Google can penalize a specific website because of its poor Bounce Rate on Google Analytics.

    Maybe I'm wrong.. but since they do not have datas for every websites, I do not imagine they can penalize a website using GA only.

    Google, with Chrome, can have a lot of free stats on every websites. So they would use this kind of data prior.
     
  5. SERPTraffic

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    Believe me or not, they don't.