30 Sep '13, 4pm

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

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

SEO professionals have been dealing with the "(not provided)" issue in Google Analytics for a while. Despite initial claims by Google that it would only affect a small percentage of overall analytics data for organic search, the reality is some sites were seeing well over 50 percent "(not provided)" , particularly in sectors like technology where there is a higher likelihood that a visitor would be logged into their Google account as well. While not ideal, many websites still had a decent chunk of keyword data from Google organic search visitors that while it was annoying, it wasn't causing significant issues when it came to determining which keywords were the most important, converting the best, and had the highest ROI – as well as to determine where an SEO budget should be allocated. All of this came to a crashing halt September 23. Google flipped a switch and made all G...

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