Shaddows - 4:22 pm on Jun 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
Good point, they have aggregate data from Toolbar, Chrome and whatever else. They could benchmark your Organic exposure using Direct traffic from the aggregate data.
I suppose they could use the same aggregate data to turn the tap off, if you hit your Transaction limit for the day. But that seems a bit... evil.
"That's enough business for you, all you're getting now are info seekers"
If that was really happening, I suspect
a) Someone else would have noticed
b) Lots of noise would be made.
So, given that there is no noise, it can't be true (or at least not statistically significant in a substantial number of private datasets).
Anyway, I'm going to stop talking about the Transaction limit. It does sound crazy, and I have no wish to lose whatever remaining credibility I may still have.