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  1. As Microsoft Moves to Encrypted Search, Webmasters Could Lose More Keyword Data

    Microsoft is reportedly looking at encrypting their Internet traffic which would include their search results, in response to the NSA spying controversy where it is believed that the NSA was able to gain access to Microsoft's global communication...

  2. 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. Guest blogging has exploded in the past year, and it's going to remain one of...

  3. Organic Search Noticeably Absent From Google Analytics 2013 Summit

    This includes generic organic search data, social media and other traffic insights. The annual summit came just days after Google moved entirely to secure search, turning Google keyword data into "(not provided)", essentially eliminating access to...

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

    If you tie your Webmaster Tools and Analytics accounts together, you can also view query data under Traffic Sources > Search Engine Optimization. This is the search queries report from Webmaster Tools in the Search Traffic section.

  5. 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. Learn More: Keyword Data, Secure Search Not Provided” Traffic

  6. Goodbye, Keyword Data: Google Moves Entirely to Secure Search

    Learn More: Keyword Data, Secure Search Not Provided” Traffic This led to the now-infamous "(not provided)" row in keywords data in Google Analytics and other web traffic software packages. Nearly two years after making one of the biggest changes...

  7. Google '(Not Provided)' Traffic Highest for Tech Industry Brands at 56% [Study]

    Looking at the latest quarter of BrightEdge data on over 8,400 brands, 56 percent of traffic to computer, electronics, software and technology sites are coming from Google secure search. What this means is that if you're in the tech industry, you...

  8. 5 New Website Vulnerabilities Straight from Black Hat & DEF CON

    Still, the last thing you want to be doing this weekend is sending emails to customers explaining a security breach, exposing their private data, or watching site traffic dive and SERP positions plummet because of a Google malware warning.

  9. Website Launch Checklist: 25 Things to Test Before Your Site Goes Live

    Traffic Loads These folks manage your web servers, the software that runs on them, and all the traffic components that keep your web traffic coming in. Think about what might happen to your site if it gets an influx of heavy traffic.

  10. PR & SEOs Listen Up! HitTail is Back to Make You Panda Proof

    All webmasters should consider that they have earned, fairly and squarely, the keyword data that sent traffic to your website. They understand that search traffic is out there, but beyond search, the aim of PR is to make the message land on...

  11. Google Encrypted Search Going Global

    The arrival of secure search also brought “not provided” keyword traffic data in Google Analytics into the spotlight. While initially encrypted search was supposed to only affect searches in the “single-digit percentages”, some sites that rely more...

  12. Biggest Search Events of 2011 & Predictions for 2012

    Users began to see "(not provided)" appearing in their Google Analytics data, indicating that the search had been encrypted and the keyword data was therefore not available. This has caused lots of problems for SEOs and webmasters, with many sites...