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Is Google’s Paid Search Query Removal Worth Panicking About?

Google announced that it is extending its secure search efforts to paid search, and that it will remove queries from referers on ad clicks originating from SSL searches on Google.com. In other words, the reason you’ve been seeing keywords “not provided” in Google Analytics now applies to Google ads. What do you think of Google’s decision to extend this to …

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Yahoo Search Is Now Encrypted By Default

Yahoo has switched to secure search by default, meaning that the search traffic your analytics program is painting for you is even less complete than it already was. As you may recall, Google made this move a couple years ago for signed in users, and expanded it to even those who aren’t signed in last year. While good for consumers …

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Google Cranks Up ‘Not Provided’ Keywords, Says Ads Aren’t The Reason

It looks like the percentage of keywords that are listed as “not provided” in your Google Analytics account is going to keep going up, as Google is reportedly moving to switch all users to secure search regardless of whether or not they’re signed in. Have you noticed an increase in the amount of keywords that are labeled as not provided? …

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Chrome 25 Gets Encrypted Search For Users Who Aren’t Signed In

This week, Google launched Chrome 25 in beta. The big feature that got most of the attention was the speech recognition. This version of the browser also encrypts searches from the omnibox for users that aren’t signed in, just as it does for those who are. “Serving content over SSL provides users with a more secure and private search experience,” …

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Safari Makes Google Searches Encrypted, Distorts Analytics

Mobile Google searches are more secure from Safari on iOS 6 than they were in previous versions of iOS or from other mobile browsers. Apple is reportedly routing Google searches through the SSL version of Google, which Google made the default experience for signed in users from the desktop last year. This makes searching more secure, and ncreases privacy. At …

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Google Referrals To Get Even More Mysterious

Last fall, Google launched encrypted search (via SSL) as the default setting for signed in users, expanding the feature to the worldwide level earlier this month. The amount of encrypted searches may soon go up . Webmasters, SEOs and marketers haven’t been entirely thrilled with the whole thing, because with the encrypted search, much of the Google referral data in …

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Google Expands Encrypted Search Worldwide

Last year, Google announced the launch of encrypted search by default for signed in users. http://www.google.com became https://www.google.com. Now, Google is expanding this throughout the world. Google software engineer posted a quick message to the company’s Inside Search blog: Several months ago we made a change to our default search experience on google.com — when you’re signed into Google, we add SSL encryption to …

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