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Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tenet, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. tenet

    tenet Newbie

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    Is it better to use them or stay away from one of them or both for better results in Google?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Tenet,

    In my opinion (and I cannot offer you any tangible proof on this), the use of these tools from Google will help you in your SEO activities however the mere fact that they are in use with a website does not give that website an advantage. While others may not agree, I don't think using them causes Google to "control" your site in a way that would be either positive or negative.

    There seems to be a variety of differing opinions in this thread,

    http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense...ytics-webmaster-tools-your-site-bad-idea.html

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
  3. Furious George

    Furious George Supreme Member Premium Member

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    If you don't want google to think the different sites you have are from the same person, don't use it on those sites. An example would be if you hosted each site on a different ip to make sure search engines don't group them... and then installing analytics on them. You can actually use the analytics code from someones site to look up what other sites they own. If anonymity is a concern, perhaps a different solution should be considered.

    It's just a simple tracking code you put on the site... it can't do much in terms of anything harmful to the site.

    Just using the tools will not give you better rankings. It will give you a better idea of the traffic that comes to your site, and you can use that to help with SEO.
     
  4. tenet

    tenet Newbie

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    I have a network of 200 blogs (all separate domains, but the same IP), and all of them share the same Analytics code (account), and are in Google Webmaster tools under the same email. I heard they dont like it at all, and that it is even against their guidelines. What's wrong with networks to them, I dont know. It is like writing a series of books to me, but I heard that they automatically penalize.

    I try to recover from a penalty like this, and I probably should:

    1) discontiune using Google Analytics, and switch to let's say Piwik
    2) delete Google Webmaster Tools accounts
    3) spread the sites accross different IPs. How many? This sounds like a lot of headache, and does not make sense at all (to me)
     
  5. maecenas23

    maecenas23 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Tenet, I am happy that you decided to do so :)
    Put away google from your projects is always the best idea.
     
  6. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    I don't believe there is an issue at all, and most comments about this are pure speculation. Why would google penalize a perfectly legitimate webmaster, who hosts many sites for his clients, and tracks them all from one account? Google sure might look for spam sites, but sure as heck won't be giving you a thumbs down if your sites are all different, decent, and unique.
     
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  7. jessica7689

    jessica7689 Registered Member

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    as stated in seo resurrection - never use google tools if you like your website's privacy!. Although it's free you'll pay for it. you get a great, free service in return for data
     
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