Say goodbye to some referrer data. Google's going all encrypted. That's better for consumers, and this time was coming. But it's not coming for those who buy ads.
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- Just wondering: How much of traffic do you get from G+, vs. Twitter and FB?Oct 18, 2011
- Was wondering why this would be good for consumers? Not sure I really care if a website owner is able to count my visit to their site and associate it with the keyword used in my query.
What exactly is their privacy concern here? If I was logged in to google while searching the site might be able to get my gmail address?Oct 19, 2011
- Anyone know the percentage of people that are logged in when they search from Google?Oct 19, 2011
- They said 10% - though it seems low. But I realize there are a lot of other searches going through applications, proxies, other sites, etc.Oct 19, 2011
- Not sure how to interpret this message from Google. They are saying they care about privacy by blocking a small portion of organic search referrers but leaving the paid search untouched. This may be mainly because paid search is still one of the biggest source of revenue for Google and they surely cannot mess around with ppc customers. Who would want to spend gazillions in ppc keyword bidding if there is no mechanism to measure the success.Oct 20, 2011
- Google is eyeballing the day when their page 1 search results pages feature primarily paid listings and less organic listings. Guaranteed income for them.
Hmmm.... we are already there actually... 11 paid listings and 10 organic is what I see in my SERPS... and what is featured at the very top? Paid! It's a no-brainer.Oct 20, 2011