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Google Analytic question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by XXX-Guy, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. XXX-Guy

    XXX-Guy Junior Member

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    Hey,

    I recently got my eshop online, I have already started to get a bit of organic G traffic.

    When I check from which KW they arrived it says: (not provided)
    Is it bots/spiders?

    Thanks.
     
  2. azseoguy

    azseoguy Registered Member

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    Nope. As of a few days ago the default mode of providing search results to people who are logged into Google (usually from g-mail or Google plus) https instead of http. The nasty part is, now nobody can see what search term brought them to their site including Google analytics.

    Right now they say it should only account for around 7% of all searches but as google plus gets more popular that number will rise.

    Also, you can still see the search terms which come from PPC adwords.
     
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  3. XXX-Guy

    XXX-Guy Junior Member

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    Thanks man.
     
  4. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    Well, You cannot check your reports immediately... Google Analytics takes sometimes to get update.
     
  5. azseoguy

    azseoguy Registered Member

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    No worries bud. It caught my eye too when I first started seeing it a few days ago.
     
  6. christoss1959

    christoss1959 Senior Member

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    Very interesting completely missed that they switched to https when you are logged in, will reduce the effectiveness of google analytics a lot.
     
  7. dtang4

    dtang4 Regular Member

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    Ah, thanks for the clarification.

    I was wondering the same thing, since I just noticed this very recently.
     
  8. azseoguy

    azseoguy Registered Member

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    I understand why https makes it harder to pass the terms but the fact that you can still get the terms if you use ppc with them makes it seem shady to some.

    Hopefully the change this up before it becomes too big of an issue.