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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.
Yes the data is available for adword users but it is their property and they can choose to give this useful information to only those who pay them...
I don't see a problem in this as Google has long made it clear that users come first for them and not the webmasters.
t also helps them keep away this data from their bitter rivals Microsoft as googlers weren't happy at what they were doing. "We track data on all websites and how dare you track data on our property through users of your browser?"
I don't see a problem in this as Google has long made it clear that users come first for them and not the webmasters.Why should they give out this data for free and let the webmasters game them?
It also helps them keep away this data from their bitter rivals Microsoft as googlers weren't happy at what they were doing. "We track data on all websites and how dare you track data on our property through users of your browser?"
They deliberately strip the search term in the referrer. The referrer still includes google, the cd param value (serp position), the url param value etc. Only the q param value is stripped (e.g. "&q=&").
[edited by: rlange at 7:05 pm (utc) on Oct 19, 2011]
[edited by: Spiekerooger at 7:07 pm (utc) on Oct 19, 2011]
Keep in mind that, once rolled out, this will only affect organic traffic from those searchers who are logged in. Yes, even if it effects less than 10% of users, it's not necessarily non-trivial, but it's also not complete silence.
As you see, the q param value is deleted here already, therefor your browser (which is acutally sending the referrer header used by any kind of analytics tools) sends this as a referrer and you have no chance to deduct the search term.
What the...? If that's true, they could do this without SSL.
I wonder though, Google knows that the FTC will eventually make a DNT (do not track) law mandatory where regular internet users must either opt in to being tracked OR have a readily accessible "don't track me" button that may even be on by default.
the jig is up....goog is just an enormous personal data sucking black hole that wants nothing more then the complete and total control of the net....and that means getting rid of ANYTHING they do not control, IE webmasters that run websites. Every single move they do is to erase something and replace it with "goog this"
this means war
this means war
[edited by: Swanson at 2:53 am (utc) on Oct 20, 2011]