lucy24 - 11:00 pm on Oct 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
I 'trust' (as much as I trust anything) analytics to be collecting the actual ORGANIC term typed in
Well, I was thinking of raw logs, which also include the search term in the referer. (At least on alternate Tuesdays, and then only if the user hasn't logged in or done any of the other things that can result in a hidden search string.) If they're showing what the user typed, in conjunction with results based on google's interpretation of what the user meant, then it explains the occasional "How can a search for 'foobar' possibly have led anyone to my page about bartending?"