atlrus - 11:14 am on Oct 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
Assuming Google is being truthful when they say they don't use Analytics data to rank web pages
Assuming that gives google much more credit than they deserve. Google hasn't done anything from the goodness of their heart and Analytics is just another tool to make Google's life easier, not yours. Do you honestly believe that Google is sitting on piles and piles of this golden data and would not use it?!?
The most credit I can give them is to assume that Analytics may not affect your website's ranking directly, but they at the very least use the data to create "blueprints" of good vs bad websites.
On a funnier note:
Would it be okay if this was in a magazine? Does this site have excessive ads?
^^^ is this real life? :)