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Does Google SERP Preview affect analytics?

Are results therefore skewed.

     
4:04 am on May 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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When Google generates a site preview, does it count as a visit or does Analytics know the difference? After all, they have to visit the page to generate the image.

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3:21 pm on May 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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But they don't have to visit it then and there. They can pull up a cached copy.

It may be easier to test it by pulling up a Preview of some obscure backwater of a page that nobody ever visits, so the GA timestamp would be unambiguous.
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I have seen page visits on Analytics of pages I know I pulled up in preview with a visit duration of 00.00 seconds. It crossed my mind yesterday when it was saying "generating preview."

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