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  1. Google '(Not Provided)' Keywords: 10 Ways to Get Organic Search Data

    With the "(not provided)" change, I could see some businesses using AdWords to test new keyword market areas, but not as a huge budget for strictly keyword collection. Complaining to Google about how unfair it is won't make them change their stance...

  2. Top 5 Reasons Against Implementing a Tag Management Solution

    Free up your analytics team from finding workarounds in data collection and let them do what they love, analysis, and the tools will pay for themselves! Your first consideration should always be information security and service-level agreements.

  3. Google as Your Identity Provider: Where Are We Now?

    In addition, the only laws that govern this data collection are Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs) which can be signed away with a TOS and a click of a button. Security! Because you don’t have to give these websites you interact with any...

  4. Facebook & Twitter Apps Exploited to Profit From Private Data

    The seller claims to have collected the information over a period of six months, meaning users might have changed their privacy settings between the time of collection and our verification. A Facebook spokesperson told Search Engine Watch: “We have...

  5. Google April Fools' Day Pranks 2012: 8-Bit Maps, Chrome Multitask Mode & More!

    A direct result of your feedback and demand, The YouTube Collection is a first of its kind offering in web video. Google’s practical jokes began a day early in 2012, with 8-Bit Google Maps, Chrome Multitask Mode making their debut, then continued...

  6. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    Focused Collection: Consumers have a right to reasonable limits on the personal data that companies collect and retain. Google was previously investigated over the collection of Wi-Fi data from private accounts by its Street View cars.

  7. The Trouble with Tribbles: Beyond Google’s Cookiegate Browser Settings Hype

    However, all of these groups are going to have to work together to find a better balance between privacy and the data collection required to offer the user experience people have come to expect. Some of the same companies operating the web browsers...

  8. In Google We Trust (Your Identity)

    So what does the Data Collection System look like? Here is a draft from the FTC of how it sees your role in the data collection process. Because it would be a poor choice economically and for security to have only one provider, there will be many...

  9. SEOs Strike Out as Google Encrypts Signed-in Search Data

    However, it's also key to avoid any knee jerk reactions, there isn't going to be a large impact felt from this for some time, so instead of being something to worry about, it should simply provide further motivation to broaden data collection points.

  10. Facebook’s Cookiegate: Controversial Tracking Cookie is Back

    As we reported last week, lawmakers are pushing for an FTC investigation into Facebook’s privacy and data collection practices. The patent refers numerous times to “action log 160,” a collection of user data collected not only through their...

  11. Your Facebook Data File: Everything You Never Wanted Anyone to Know

    As we move into the era of the Open Graph and apps that autopost your activities, users are raising serious questions about data collection and privacy. To protect the information, this feature is only available after the person confirms his or her...

  12. Top 10 Web Analytics Myths… Dispelled

    That being said, there are customizations that add considerable bloat to your JavaScript files supporting web analytics data collection. Web analytics is inherently inaccurate and practitioners are rarely adequately versed in statistical theory, so...