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Has Google Gone 100% NOT PROVIDED & Secure Search?

Discussion in 'SEO & SEM Discussions' started by James, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. James

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    Interesting. You'd think they would announce something like this on the Webmaster blog..
     
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    Possibly when this story blows up more they will.
     
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    Yeah, read this earlier today. Man, I am really starting to hate Google. Yes yes, I know it's their product and the free ride is over but seriously F them
     
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    Could anyone explain why it is important to have SSL on public search pages? I mean it is a public search right?
     
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    Well the issue is when you have SSL on public or signed in search.

    what happens is all keyword research data from organic search will show up in Google Analytic's as Not provided.

    The funny thing is that Any paid search data you have Google has not implemented SSL onto paid search data. So basically their claim is that it is to protect users. What is to say you are looking to gather information you just spend high amounts on long tail/ branded variations to collect data? Or use SEM scraping tools.

    In the end of the day these changes are bad for SEO. They are VERY bad for Small Business owners who only have money to invest into SEO and no budget for PPC.

    Big companies will be smart enough to find work arounds.

    James.
     
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    So my feeling is that they are probably sending a lot more more data about the client across the transaction than just the search term.

    Oh, and then of course there is the need to protect peoples data...

    Any company needs to make money for it's shareholders, so PPC will continue to be a the focus.
     
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    I hope this is not getting slightly off topic, but here is a pic of who tracked me today. The big disc in the middle is google-analytics.com

    Collusion is awesome...!

    [​IMG]
     
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