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Google Analytics - "Not provided" organic search

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by DrEvil123, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. DrEvil123

    DrEvil123 Junior Member

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    Back late last year Google changed their reporting methods so that if someone is logged into a Google account when they perform a search the keyword/s that they have search for will not show in analytics.

    Usually I see about a 50% success rate on one of my sites, however today I have 100% of my organic traffic coming through the "not provided" term.

    Is there any way that I can get this data, possibly through a different tool? It is important for me to know which longtails I am coming up for, as I use them to help understand my traffic trends and what I need to focus on next.
     
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    scottx1995 Regular Member

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    it is basically searches made when users are logged into their google accounts
     
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    You can use custom metric to determine which keywords were used to get into your site. Use the landing page tool alongside the not provided metric. This will show you the landing page, and though this is not a keyword, but at least the know the page the visitor was taken to. That should tell you the keywords they used.
     
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    Thanks for this thread. I was wondering the same things.
     
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    Yep, that is what I said in my post that you quoted :)

    I just wanted to find out what they were searching for.
     
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    If your site's Wordpress, why not just install a plugin that gives you pageviews? And because I know you're being smart and using your keyword in your titles, you'll know which keyword is working.

    In regard to finding the longtails, you could scrape a few keywords and search for your site's position in search for the longtails.

    As was stated above, if you connect all your services through Google, you'll be able to see much more information that Google wants to keep private to Google users. A paid analytic service will usually give you the information, too, but I don't think Google wants someone else's tracking pixel looking at their data.