lucy24 - 1:55 am on Nov 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
the average user will probably LIKE the idea that their query terms aren't being reported to the websites they visit.
###. How did I miss this thread?
I don't know how it works if you are a huge site with thousands of daily visitors. But I look at queries. If g### dumps the user on a page that doesn't have the information they're looking for, sure, it may mean that g### is flawed. But it may also mean that the page needs work. I've rewritten text. I've added links. I've changed pages from what I want to blather about to what people are trying to find out* ;) If I can't see the specific query that led people to that specific page, I wouldn't be able to do it.
And that hurts the average user.
* We will not talk about the ones where someone from Arizona's Board of Education googles to learn who is the governor of Delaware. (Details changed, duh.) Surely there's a more efficient way to find out?