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  1. Google Dorking: Feds Warn Against Malicious Cyber Actors

    The Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and the National Counterterrorism Center have issued a warning against the perils of "Google dorking," or the practice of utilizing a detailed set of search parameters to locate sensitive information...

  2. Bing Begins Rollout of Secure Search, Say Goodbye to More Keyword Data

    In November, we reported that Microsoft was looking into switching their search traffic into encrypted SSL search. Currently, the Bing encrypted search seems to be completely optional, and they don't seem to be promoting their encrypted search at...

  3. SEO in 2014: How to Prepare for Google's 2014 Algorithm Updates

    Major 2013 changes included further releases of Penguin and Panda, Hummingbird taking flight, and the shift away from providing keyword data thanks to encrypted search. Are we active on the social networks that matter to the search engines?

  4. Organic Search Noticeably Absent From Google Analytics 2013 Summit

    This keynote was delivered just days after Google encrypted all organic search data, eliminating granular insights of keyword and search behavior as it related to content. Organic search and content are excluded from the Data-Driven Opportunity...

  5. Google Keyword Data Goes Missing Again, This Time From Webmaster Tools

    Encrypted search has been hard on SEO professionals and marketers. The following, while not confirmed to Search Engine Watch by Google, has been confirmed independently by several independent SEO professionals on dozens of sites.

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

    You can still get keyword data in Google Webmaster Tools, by clicking on Search Traffic > Search Queries, and yes, it does include search data from encrypted searches. Using Google Webmaster Tools is currently the only reliable and accurate way to...