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Google Analytics ??????????????

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by moose123, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. moose123

    moose123 Regular Member

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    hey guys just want some input i have analytics installed on most of my sites, i hear guys saying with they removed it, they got better traffic, more clicks etc, can you guy fill me in if this is true ????????
     
  2. orlandolongwood

    orlandolongwood Junior Member

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    Google Analytics is simply a very small Javascript that sends some very basic information back to Google via HTTP after the page loads. Its actions on your site are extremely minor and limited (what Google does with that small snippet of info is subject to much speculation ;) ) Once a visitor lands on your site it has essentially zero effect.

    Since Google explicitly states that Analytics shares no data with any indexing function, and the FTC is playing grab-ass with Google right now, this is no doubt true and Analytics does not effect SERP. However, that may change in the future and Google keeps data forever. If you have doubts, use an alternate solution.
     
  3. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    I personally speculate that it does impact serp but haven't found any concrete evidence as of yet.
     
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    globetrekkir Newbie

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    I have personal experience with this and can verify it as being completely accurate.

    I had a web development company that exploded - meaning from 3 people to 35 employees in under one year. Our website was getting enormous amounts of traffic due to our customers going there for info, new customers checking us out, etc.

    As time went by, we eventually closed down as we could not keep up with the work. We sold all our hosting contracts to a third party, and our corporate website was deleted.

    I decided to revive it later on (maybe 6 months down the road), so I uploaded the whole site (from a backup) - old Google Analytics intact. The site was previously ranking quite well for some keywords when we were still open. After putting up the new site, Google saw that there was no traffic, and it disappeared into thin air. Never resurfaced again to this day.

    Damn right Google looks at your Analytics. They want to know your traffic/bounce rate/duration/page views. Why else would they have acquired that company?
     
  5. wtd12

    wtd12 Newbie

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