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How are you dealing with [secure search]?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by TheExtractor, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. TheExtractor

    TheExtractor Newbie

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    Are you bothered with [secure search]? The useless term that google invented just to keep its power is making me crazy. Because I can not exactly know what my visitors are using as search terms to reach my blogs. Almost 50% is recorded as [secure search] and this is way to much for me to make new strategies.

    What are your solutions? Thoughts?
     
  2. TheExtractor

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    Anyone?
     
  3. TheExtractor

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    Bump!
     
  4. tbrown930

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    You mean (not provided) or (direct) / (none) (in the case of iOS and iOS6 now)? If so, I still have yet to find or see anyone discussing a realistic method of trying to quantify anything from that. A few months ago I saw someone came up with a method for calculating a percentage of this traffic that was from iOS and iOS6, but even that didn't seem to be too accurate. I don't really see a way around this, considering Google no longer wants to make this info public or simply is unable to based on browsers/devices using secure search.
     
  5. wuquater

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    there is a great article on kissmetrics about it. just google it like ghost traffic kissmetrics
     
  6. maz0t

    maz0t Newbie

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    good work
     
  7. SmartMan

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    All incoming search terms are still available for the past 90 days and can be seen in Google Webmaster Tools. That's the only workaround I've known of.
     
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