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Google Limiting organic search referral keywords

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mrdexter, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. mrdexter

    mrdexter Junior Member

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    Some interesting changes to not only 3rd party analytics but also to googles own analytics. Any user who is logged in to their google account will no longer have the keyword they searched for passed through to the site when they visit.

    I personally use this a lot, as sometimes even the best keyword research misses some gems, and your own analytics is a great way to see search terms where your pages where served but low down the rankings. You can then target these keywords in a future campaign.

    According to the article this will affect about 10% of our organic traffic, which seems low to me, I would have thought most people who use gmail or some such would stay logged in (probably through ignorance as much as anything).
     
  2. ghettogong

    ghettogong Regular Member

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    If Yahoo and Bing would just publish a list of algoritims they want webmasters to use for scoring high in their engine, we can start giving G a decrease in revenue!

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  3. RightInTwo

    RightInTwo Power Member

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    I think that there are going to be a LOT of unhappy people with this.
     
  4. mrdexter

    mrdexter Junior Member

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