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Google Analytics and BH

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by arnoudjansen, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. arnoudjansen

    arnoudjansen Registered Member

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    I have a question.

    I have a script on my website that only shows links to a couple of users and never show them to google bot.
    I have google analytics installed on my website and use google webmaster tool.
    Could this probably hurt my ranking?
    When I installed the script my website went from the SERP.
    But this might also be a sandbox because I am building links to it.
    I have read some threads and everybody has a different opinion I am thinking about using Piwik but then again maybe google ranks sites better if they have google analytics as a thank you from google:p

    And does google webmaster tool than also have a catch?
     
  2. terryuk

    terryuk Junior Member

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    Technically, you are telling Google everything you do... they probably know already but just puts you on a radar along with your normal sites. I use goingup.com and a few others.. webmaster tools I haven't used in a long time!

    Add in another Google service for a bit of love, Maps, Youtube etc
     
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  3. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    If the user has the google toolbar installed and clicks on that link you are caught :)

    Since your script is analyzing the user agent to determine if it's a human or a bot, look for a way to distinguish if they are using the toolbar as well.

    It can be a bit problematic however as the foot prints are somewhat unreliable to make a distinction. See the following for some more insight:
    http://www.webmasterworld.com/google_toolbar_tools/3995589.htm
     
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    arnoudjansen Registered Member

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    Thanx Monrox but what will google do?

    I do not show the links to everyone except google only to a few people so chances are slim that they have a google toolbar.
    But I will look into the article you gave to see if I can look for a toolbar too.
     
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    arnoudjansen Registered Member

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    And by the way if anyone uses google chrome they will also know exectly how long a visitor is on my site wich links are available and such.
    Or am I now being to paranoid:p
     
  6. Monrox

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    Is the script server side or some crappy javascript embedded in your html code for the world to see? Search engines haze it when you show them different stuff than your users but you already know that. So it depends on what you are doing I guess. A link to bestiality is a problem for example.

    As to chrome, last time I heard, it even uninstalls stuff on its own. Being paranoid doesn't exclude the posibility that you are indeed being watched :)
     
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    arnoudjansen Registered Member

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    No this script is PHP and it only shows a link to a couple of people and it has nothing to do with anything illegal.

    Yeah I also heard that chrome does some weird shit I will keep away from it haha

    thanks for the info