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*MUST READ*Begining of the end for SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 9999k, Oct 22, 2011.

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  1. 9999k

    9999k Registered Member

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    Google is now encrypting keyword data for users signed into Google. Will this mean no more keyword research? Game over?



    Earlier this week, Google made a significant changepurportedly to better protect the search privacy of users. In reality, it specifically — and deliberately — left a gaping hole open to benefit its bottom line. If you pay-to-play, Google will share its search data with you.
    Google's a big company that goes after revenue in a variety of ways some critics feel put users second. However, I'm struggling to think of other examples where Google has acted in such a crass, it's all-about-the-revenue manner as it has this week. The best comparison I can think of is when Google decided to allow Chinese censorship. Yes, this is in the same league.



    "Not Provided" is what Google reports in cases when it now blocks referrers — or technically, it still provides referrers but is specifically stripping search terms out of them.
    Our number two keyword! And yet, we received nearly 15,000 keyword-related visits from Google yesterday. These terms that were withheld amounted to only 2.6% of them.
    On my personal blog, this is in about the 2% range. SEOmoz reported around 2%, as well.
    These low figures will makes it easier for Google to gloss over publisher concerns, especially when they're almost all being voiced by those in the SEO industry. The industry has a bad name, so if it's against something, that can almost seem like a ringing endorsement for good.
    Ars Technica had some comments like this, in response to its story on the Google change:
    I'm playing the saddest song in the world on the smallest violin in the world. Poor, poor, SEO leachesI AM completely unsympathetic. The sooner these SEO leeches, parasites, spammers and scammers die die die the better off the web will be.
     
  2. kirkonpolttaja

    kirkonpolttaja Senior Member

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    affects only 10%, far from end of seo..
     
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    glovek77 Power Member

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    " *MUST READ*Begining of the end for SEO? "---> Yea I've heard that one before :)
     
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    Abstroose Elite Member

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    There will never be an end for SEO.
     
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    kpreet BANNED BANNED

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    Get off your lazy ass and make some god damn content.
     
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    Eh was going to read it, but then when I saw the font and color I changed my mind. Oh well...
     
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    Don't say that google died yesterday, FACEBOOK TOMORROW:mad:

    PLZ INCREASE more in numbers just saying like

    JUDGEMENT DAY
    END OF WORLD
    2012 DEC 21ST
     
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    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    I don't care what keywords visitors searched to get to my site. I target ALL of them :)
    And "must read" and "end of seo/the world/whatever" might get you high CTR to your post but there's nothing special about what google did. They just try to grow the user base by forcing webmasters to use analytics and webmaster tools.
     
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    I hope so. Just will get harder and harder.
     
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    This changes very little. Analytics will still show all this data as normal. The only difference is if you have a non-SSL site you won't be able to track as much outside of Analytics.
     
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    Just a scar OP. We can handle these things.
     
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    Sorry for the shitty post. I panicked when I read what Google was doing and had to post.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Jokes. End of Seo for anyone who gives up too easy;)
     
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    Dont worry be happy.
    This is a beginning of new era.
    Everything changes.
    You should admit it.
     
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    Intersting but the font color doesn't make it easy to read on my phone. I doubt this is the end of seo but it may be a start to some drastic changes
     
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    It's no end for SEO, but a beginning for you to use a better font-style.
     
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    black background... grey letters... fail
     
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    No reason to panic, do you really think Google is going to be around forever? Think about how quickly did it take for Google to overtake Yahoo. Another flavor will come along of Google insists on pissing off everyone.
     
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    zing!
     
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    Google (as usual) is playing it down, saying it only has a minor affect as many don't use ssl yet. In the (not so distant) future, ssl will become the norm and they will effectively have cut off everyone from the data that they control. Get your checkbooks out because Google will be charging a premium for it. It will wipe out all but the biggest players in SEO. Not doom and gloom, just the reality of cut-throat big business. They will extract every ounce of profit they can, and we are just casualties. He who has the gold makes the rules.