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When you search from [google.com,...] websites you visit from our organic search listings will still know that you came from Google, but won't receive information about each individual query.
From the look of it for the past couple months Google have officialy declared war on all webmasters.
[edited by: walkman at 3:12 pm (utc) on Oct 19, 2011]
Maybe they didn't read Danny Sullivan's excellent piece [searchengineland.com...] on this and his conclusion that this is not that bad [...]
How many people do this? Google software engineer Matt Cutts, who's been involved with the privacy changes, wouldn't give an exact figure but told me he estimated even at full roll-out, this would still be in the single-digit percentages of all Google searchers on Google.com.
The sole source of search term data will now be Google Webmaster Tools.
[edited by: rlange at 3:35 pm (utc) on Oct 19, 2011]
SSL and certs won't kill me, certs are not that expensive, and re-jigging "the serving" is no big deal either as you say, and the "trust" factor for users seeing the "icon" would be a plus.
Lammert , are you certain that the site on the end of the chain will be able to read the incoming data..even if it is SSL and "certed" .especially if G strip headers ....how ..
I was a bit skeptical as unverified SSL Certs are a dime a dozen, I think the cheapest I've seen is $4.99. I wouldn't put much trust in an unverified SSL cert.