rlange - 8:40 pm on Jul 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
As for the social tracking plugin in G Analytics, it sucks that we have to implement extra code, to make it work with FB, Tweeter and other (crap) buttons. Professional webmaster will do it, but amateur ones won't waste their time. And will eventually end-up loosing more and more in the SERPS, by consistently missing-out on the new signals that the big G starts to use in its SERPS.
I think it's been said more than few times that Google doesn't use data gathered through Google Analytics in its ranking calculations.
Does anyone have any evidence that this has changed?