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Is Google Analytics Bad for SERPs?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tman47, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. tman47

    tman47 Newbie

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    Has anyone noticed that GA could be bad for SEO/SERPs?

    Case in point:

    I used GA for many sites over the last year and noticed a decline in traffic to my sites (blogs) and lower SERP results. Since most of these sites are adult oriented and have a high bounce rate, I started to wonder if using GA was actually allowing Google to use this data to determine my sites popularity and position on Google (forget back links for minute).

    I think if you have a site that constantly increases back links, has new content weekly and a low bounce rate GA can work in your favour, however, if you have a high bounce rate and get any kind of drop in traffic and back links, then I think GA can be VERY BAD for your site(s).

    I decided to drop the GA Code from all these sites about 3 months ago... Results?

    A 70% increase in traffic since I removed the GA code - in 3 months!

    Anyone else have similar experience with Google Analytics?
     
  2. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    A lot can change in 3 months time, you can't really pinpoint Analytics being the reason.
     
  3. mrcash

    mrcash Junior Member

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    must be coincidence
     
  4. penaakul

    penaakul Regular Member

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    the more people use analytics, the more independent is google from backlink algorithm. i'm talking as a mathematician and statistician.