Skip to comments.Google withholding more data from marketers
Posted on 03/29/2012 12:30:31 PM PDT by ensignsj
Its been just over five months since Google announced that it would withhold referrer data for signed-in users who click on organic search results. The result of that decision is that marketers who look at analytics (Google Analytics or otherwise) wont be able to see what keywords were searched to generate a certain percentage of organic search traffic. At the time, Googles Matt Cutts declared pretty emphatically that this would impact only a single digit percentage of organic traffic. That assertion was called into question right away, and there have been all kinds of anecdotal reports that show the percentage to be well into the double digits.
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Firefox allows you to select the Search Engine you go to - just hit the “Down Arrow” and pick your selection. You can also “Manage Search Engines” and Delete any you don’t want used. I have the Ixquick Startpage selected - no Google here! :^)
Go look yourself - Ixquick Privacy - kind of hard to equate my stats without my specific IP> :^)
call me a skeptic: every keystroke winds up in a database. therefore, as far as i’m concerned, every keystroke is for sale, and is traceable.
if google’s withholding (or not) anything, it’s because it’s to their economic advantage to do so.