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Anything else we can do to avoid them gathering our data ? We tested one of the sites among them (for paid service) and were astonished to find how they acquired this data.. !
Via further indepth research, we only traced out a few IP Ranges from a specific country using this keyword count (a sign of relief)
but... this is yet another web business or SEM ?
[edited by: Future at 8:49 pm (utc) on April 24, 2009]
I believe quantcast have a tracking tag that you can put on your websites in order to send data back to them.
Question being... how this sites get this data ?
Isnt this a privacy theft.. on finding indepth information, I can attain to one conclusion they should be buying this data from ISPs..
or maybe some another business unknown to people from search engines ?
Confused and need to fix this problem..
Moral: If you are hosted by Typepad and don't want your stats out there, you should complain to them about violating your privacy. I think it's pretty crappy that they don't tell you that they're doing it, and do it without getting your permission. And if you are hosted by other third party sites, make sure you check to see if they've quietly planted code that shares your information without your knowledge. And if it bothers you, complain, or move your site elsewhere.