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Google hiding Organic Keyword Data – What are they smoking ?

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Being a Google fan boy doesn’t cloud my judgement when it comes to all things Google. A lot of what Google does is awesome, some of it is average and a fraction of it is awful. Recently Google made a change around how organic data is captured that is truly awful and makes no sense. As Google explains, when a user is logged into Google.com, their default will be SSL search on https://www.google.com and they won’t show you any keyword data for people who visit your site via organic. This is true for ALL search engines, not just Google Analytics. Full details on this story here. Of course, Google can still show this data for CPC.

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Trusted Brands get Multiple Listings in Google – Did Affiliates Get Another Kicking

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Google have made another huge leap towards trusted brands, now showing multiple listings from a single domain. From the example given in the blog post, the domain amnh.org has 7 listings on the first page for “exhibitions at amnh”. If you count the customary Wikipedia listing, that leaves two spaces left for other sites. Another example can be seen if you search for “apple ipods”

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