Asia_Expat - 3:32 pm on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Sure, Google uses the various accounts to establish common ownership. Once that's done, removing Analytics or anything else will not make Google forget what it already knows.
I removed Analytics from my sites just over one year ago and replaced it with Piwik. I didn't see the slightest difference in my serps as a result... HOWEVER, I left all my sites details in my Analytics accounts, AND made sure I continued declaring all of my sites in my Webmaster Tools account... for the plain reason I want to show complete transparency in which sites I own and control i.e. I'm showing my hand, showing that I have nothing to hide, nor am I trying to...
Now that I've seen my money ranks tank (in favour of copied, out of date cr@p from sites that clearly game the system), I realise just how woefully naive I've been, to believe this would protect me.
Those $3 articles written by software are doing better than content written by expert in the area
I'm also seeing this... copied, rewritten articles, or grossly out of date/old articles from the depths of history. There is something deeply, deeply wrong with giving preference to very old content, just because it doesn't have ads.
Sorry folks - I had to remove a block of discussion from this thread because it was a direct review of a member's website.
Now I got paranoid... I hope it wasn't my site :-D