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When Google moved to secure search in October 2011, it was a blow to publishers, who began losing data about the search terms used to reach their sites. It also opened Google up to claims of hypocrisy, in that advertisers continued to receive the terms. Now, Google says it’s reexamining the issue and seeking a better solution.
Will clicks on non-paid listings go back to passing along search term data again? Will ad clicks have that withheld? Google didn’t say either way, and there could be other possibilities, as well.
"I have nothing to announce right now, but in the coming weeks and months as [we] find the right solution, expect something to come out."
The fact that THEY know exactly what was searched for in connection with a referral, but the site owner isn't allowed to see, does to my mind weaken any 'it's for privacy, honest' argument
Clients SHOULD NOT include a Referer header field in a (non-secure) HTTP request if the referring page was transferred with a secure protocol.
Requires that the user agent not send an HTTP Referer (sic) header if the user follows the hyperlink.
I believe I may have seen a tweet from someone at SMX to the effect that Matt Cutts' interpretation of what Amit said was not to expect keyword data anytime soon.
You mean not at all?
Is it really spelled with two r's in the middle? Four in all? How do they expect us to remember when to misspell it if they themselves can't be consistent?
Whew. I read too fast and thought the rule applied to all links on https pages.