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user-data signals that sound like browser data to me (did the visitor scroll, hover on a link, bookmark, etc?
Duane has given some extensive comments about they're user-data signals that sound like browser data to me (did the visitor scroll, hover on a link, bookmark, etc? During those sessions, Matt did not chime in for Google's POV.
and send back the essential UE data elements they measure, to their remote db used by the organic search algorithms
by default Google receives standard log information including your system’s IP address and one or more cookies.
If you use Chrome to access other Google services, such as using the search engine on the Google homepage or checking Gmail, the fact that you are using Chrome does not cause Google to receive any special or additional personally identifying information about you.
If you navigate to a URL that does not exist, Chrome may send the URL
If you use Chrome’s location feature... Chrome will send local network information to Google Location Services to get an estimated location... The local network information may include... information about the wifi routers closest to you, cell IDs of the cell towers closest to you, the strength of your wifi or cell signal, and the IP address that is currently assigned to your device. We use the information to process the location request and to operate, support, and improve the overall quality of Chrome and Google Location Services. The collected information described above will be anonymized and aggregated before being used by Google to develop new features or products and services, or to improve the overall quality of any of Google’s other products and services.
Information that Google receives when you use Chrome is processed in order to operate and improve Chrome and other Google services.
[edited by: ergophobe at 4:14 am (utc) on Aug 24, 2012]
Robert Charlton - it depends on whether or not you believe Google reps like Cutts. If you do...
Other information from the use of Google Fiber Internet (such as URLs of websites visited or content of communications) will not be associated with the Google Account you use for Fiber...
which seems to contradict Matt Cutts apparent statement that the algorithm doesn't use any tool bar data
I can't find where Matt said that. Do you have a source?
We can now put this all to rest. Matt told me, in person, that Google's organic algorithm does not use any Google Chrome data. The same goes for the Google Toobar, as well.
Page load time is the total time from the moment the user clicks on a link to your page until the time the entire page is loaded and displayed in a browser. It is collected directly from users who have installed the Google Toolbar and have enabled the optional PageRank feature.