SEO takes another hit....Thoughts?

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  1. true3000

    true3000 Regular Member

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    I'd like to know everyones thoughts about this

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    For those of you that may not know what this means, it means that you won't be able to see the search terms of users that are logged in to their Google account. It will only show as google.com. This can make it harder, if your an SEO firm, to show ROI to customers. It also makes it difficult to optimize a landing page for incoming search terms.

    Maybe I'm overreacting but this makes me very uneasy.
     
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    h_2_o Newbie

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    From an SEO standpoint it is not the best thing

    From a privacy update it is slightly better than what google did before

    mixed bag here
     
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    I really cant understand whats this.
     
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    This will surely make a lot of webmasters mad.
     
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    You essentially won't be able to see the keywords that people use to get to your site from Google...
     
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    This is google's way of forcing webmasters to use Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools and not their own tracking scripts or 3rd party software. Who said Google doesn't do blackhat?!
     
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    income $$$ through adwords will increase exponentially. For Google of course .
     
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    It's not blackhat because it is their search engine. This is going to be a pretty big blow for most, but start switching over now, and you will be just fine.
     
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    because there will be a lack of???
     
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    i heard that even google analytics wont be able to track that...
     
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    Does anyone know if Search Terms Tagging 2 plugin (popular-search-terms, recent-serach-terms etc) for wordpress still works with this? :p
     
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    It should do unless Google start masking the query string
     
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    your given information is good .
     
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    This only will affect people that are signed in to Google right? While this is significant, I think there is still a large portion of people that don't have Google accounts. This could change drastically if their Google+ ever takes off, but at the moment, I know that a lot of the casual internet users aren't locked in. We should still see some non-https related searches.

    This is definitely a push for Google to lean on webmasters to adopt their tools thus garnishing even more data for their own use.
     
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    mcgoohan6 Power Member

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    If you want to build your post count, how about actually contributing a useful thought instead of useless platitudes?
     
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    I have mixed feelings about SEO with this one, but my feelings as user are as clear as the sky - thats sucks.

    Lately Google searches were slow as fuck in my country, with SSL they will be even slower.
     
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    Only the die hard G lovers sign in to G on a daily basis and therefore unless G forces people to sign in to use search (which could happen), these nuances are not going to be that big of an issue.
     
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    don't you think android users already link their Gmail account instantly with their phone?