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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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Google: Expect Announcement Related To ‘Not Provided’

Google’s Amit Singhal had a discussion with Danny Sullivan on stage at SMX West on Tuesday evening. Danny has now shared a section of that (above) in which the controversial “not provided” subject comes up. Singhal says there may soon be an announcement related to some changes with that – specifically with how Google is currently handling this for organic …

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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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Secure Search Is Now On Bing, But It’s Completely Optional For Now

In September of last year, Google began to enable secure search for those who weren’t signed into a Google account. It was seemingly part of an effort to encrypt more of its traffic from the prying eyes of the NSA, but some felt that Google was only doing it to bring more people into its AdWords platform. At least you …

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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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Google Turns On Secure Search For Even Those Who Aren’t Signed Into A Google Account

In early June, it was revealed that the NSA was working with a variety of tech companies to access information on foreign targets and Americans. Google and others named in the leak denied ever having provided unfettered access to their servers, but some Americans are not so trusting. Now Google is taking it a bit further. Search Engine Land reports …

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Yahoo Has A New Search Deal With AVG

Antivirus maker AVG announced on Thursday that it has formed a new Search and Distribution relationship with Yahoo. AVG’s Secure Search offering is now powered by Yahoo. This is interesting, considering that Yahoo’s own search is powered by Bing. AVG CEO JR Smith said, “AVG is excited to team up with Yahoo! to help provide Internet users with peace of …

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