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Google Analytics & Website Safety

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pokerjk, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. pokerjk

    pokerjk Senior Member

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    Can anyone provide any feedback on the risk of keeping all your sites in Google Analytics?

    Is it not wise to add all your clients, your own and MNS sites all in one Google Analytics account or does it not matter one doddle?

    If it does impose a risk what alternative would you recommend to monitor MANY websites. I don't mean software like awstats, I want to see all my data for all my websites on one page in brief like Google Analytics does.
     
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    I haven't tried it (just found it when searching for alternatives recently), but
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    seems very good for multiple websites and it's open source. You run it on your own server/host.

    As for your original question, well, if you lose access to your account for any reason. ("All eggs in one basket.") I see it as personal preferences, really, though. (You can set up other users for Analytics, if clients need access for just their sites.)
     
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  3. mdsurf

    mdsurf BANNED BANNED

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    As long as you're not doing anything shady on the sites you're okay. If you xrumer, sb or whatever to your site you are plenty fine to keep them in analytics, but if you're cloaking or have a bunch of affiliate links I would be more wary of using analytics, but if you feel the need to atleast create a separate gmail account for all of them
     
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    shadowedsniper Junior Member

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    I keep most of my sites in the same GA account and I've never seen any mass penalties despite what other people have said. Had the same GA account for about 5 years now.

    I've used Piwik but I don't like it because 1) it's slow as hell on hostgator. 2) it leaves a huge footprint in the source if you host Piwik on one site and then use it on all your other sites.

    Google how to add enhanced bounce rate tracking using GA event tracking. You just add a little script to the footer and it fires a new event every 10 seconds or whatever. This tells GA to consider the visit a non-bounce.

    After adding the script on my site it dropped my bounce rate down to like 5% and time on site up to like 14 minutes. If Google was using GA data to penalize websites, they sure won't have anything to use against me now.
     
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  5. pokerjk

    pokerjk Senior Member

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    Thanks mind is at rest a little more now :)