...? But this is good, this is automatically putting people on a secure connection where their searches are confidential. Before, when you posted your link to the video of "It's the GMail man," one of your concerns/criticisms of Google was that the company was invading privacy... so wouldn't SSL be a step in the right direction for you?
Google turns off keyword referrer information for logged in users - Google defends their move by "advocating privacy" but on the other hand it's perfectly acceptable via PPC. Peter Young quotes: "You can have the data - as long as you pay us" http://www.seroundtable.com/google-ssl-drops-query-data-14188.html
No not necessarily, my prior concern with "the GMail man" was the fact that they scan all your emails to bring you relevant ads. Google has built up a profile to determine what your "Ad Preferences" are here: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences if your curious to see your "Ad profile." I feel they can still advertise relevant information without going through your emails. As a Marketer, I do not feel that it's an invasion of privacy to see if you came via Google Search, KBB, Edmunds, Blog, etc... which is what they are impacting with this change. -Referral Traffic
All this information can be determined regardless via Paid Search but not Organic. I'm not against Google getting my information. As a consumer i'd rather be shown targeted ads and targeted bits of information. I'm more concerned over how they go about getting my info.
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