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

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

By Chris Crum April 9, 2014

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 …

Expect More 'Not Provided' In Google Analytics Expect More 'Not Provided' In Google Analytics
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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 …

Chrome Gets Encrypted Search For Those Signed Out Chrome Gets Encrypted Search For Those Signed Out
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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 …

Safari Makes Google Searches Encrypted Safari Makes Google Searches Encrypted
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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 …

Site-Identity Changes Coming To Firefox Nightly Site-Identity Changes Coming To Firefox Nightly
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You know how Firefox adds that little favicon site-identifier in the address bar? Firefox is about to make some changes to that to make Web sites more secure for users. Jared Wein, a software engineer at Mozilla, announced on his …

Google Expands Encrypted Search Worldwide 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 …

Google Encrypted Search Means No Info For Individual Queries Google Encrypted Search Means No Info For Individual Queries
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Google announced that it is going to begin encrypting search queries with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) as the default experience at Google.com when you search logged into your Google account. http://www.google.com will become https://www.google.com. “This is especially important when you’re …

Ashton Kutcher Twitter Account Hacked, Tweets Promoted in Search

There’s a lot of big news in celebrity Twitter-use this week. First Charlie Sheen joined Twitter and captured the attention of the much of the web (attention that continues  today). Now, Ashton Kutcher, one of Twitter’s biggest celebrity stars has had his Twitter account hacked. 

According to Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb, the person who took over Kutcher’s account from the TED conference. 

SiteTruth Wants You to Know Who You’re Dealing With

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