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Google Analytics is a powerful, easy to use tool that allows website owners to measure how visitors interact with their website. It gives fresh insights on website traffic, traffic sources, and provides webmasters a method to measure sales and conversions. From a Search perspective, Google Analytics is a fantastic resource to find keywords that drive [...]Show More Summary
Google Analytics is a fantastic resource for any website owner. From small hobby sites to government organizations, Google Analytics is a goldmine of useful information about visitor trends and behavior. However, there is one area where Google Analytics frustrates its users: the organic search terms report. An increasing number of results in this part of [...]
If you monitor your website analytics regularly, you may have noticed that your Keyword report is showing more (not provided) than other keywords. This has search engine marketers and business owners more than a little concerned! Why aren't these words being provided, and what can we do about it?
Over the past year, 171% more queries are showing up as ‘Not Provided’ in analytics reports, and it’s a trend that’s likely to continue. The options to overcome this are fairly limited – the change is part of Google Search, rather than in the way Analytics collects data, so switching to a different platform would not restore the ‘missing’ keywords.
In iOS 6, Apple decided to default to Google’s secure search. But more traffic isn’t showing up as Not Provided (Google Analytics) or Keyword Unavailable (Omniture). Instead, the majority of iOS organic search gets bucketed as direct traffic.
In my column last week, I explored what impact Google's controversial preclusion of some search keyword queries has had on our industry. I also confirmed the current percentage of affected terms (20.5%), noting the more than 100% growth in just a year's time (Google originally stated less than 10% of search queries would be affected). Show More Summary
Last Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of one of the more controversial announcements in Google's sordid history with the SEO community. On October 18, 2011 Google rolled out secure search as he default setting for authenticated Google Account users. Show More Summary
Posted by larry.kim This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views ofShow More Summary
I think we have all started living in fear when Google Analytics introduced the “Not Provided” keyword segment. This still could be the end of keyword data as we know it. As Google+ gains legs the “not provided” segment continues to grow. Not cool! The thing that trips me up is that this segment is [...]
A recent Q&A session with Google’s Distinguished Engineer covered a wide range of SEO topics – from paid links, to +1s as a quality signal, to secured search and Not Provided keyword data, and more. Here are the highlights from live coverage.
I swear a single day doesn’t pass without certain SEO industry folks bitching and moaning about all things Google, whether it is the not provided keywords, being pandalized or new AdWords changes. But while some people think that these vocal Google haters must avoid anything Google like the plague, if you really know them, it’s [...]
One of the cool features of the Opera web browser is its keyword functionality. While not exclusive to Opera, it provides users with options to assign keywords to bookmarks or search engines. Keywords basically speed up access to bookmarks and services at their core level. Once mapped to a bookmark, it can be opened by [...]
What happens when you go to your account in Google analytics and you want to see the keywords used to find your website on the organic searches and you find that there are hundreds of searches done on "(not provided)", what does that mean? And why do I have so many searches with that keyword?
Posted by neilpatel This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views ofShow More Summary
Posted by Bryan Casson This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the viewsShow More Summary
Recently, Mozilla announced that they are testing default encrypted Google searches on the Firefox browser. The change, which is expected to reach all Firefox users within the next several months, will severely limit publishers’ analytics data related to how Google searchers are finding their websites. Since approximately 25% of the browser market is controlled by [...]Show More Summary
Google Webmaster Tool search query data is more accurate than currently perceived. Clicks seem to be correlated enough with visits to make a conservative estimate of (not provided) data and to show how to recover a percentage of this valuable data.
Posted by Dan Peskin This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of...Show More Summary