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    Member Prosperent's Avatar
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    November 29th, 2009
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    Google now hiding all referrers
    Looks like they have finally gone all in with their "privacy" initiative. All serps are now SSL, and referrer data is completely gone.

    Google Now Hides 100% Of Organic Search Query Data: Secures All Searches

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    Affiliate Manager bblythe's Avatar
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    November 8th, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Here is a great video that really breaks it down if you are confused about why this matters. The guy sort of waxes philosophical about some web utopia where SEM and website developers work "hand in hand" with Google, but explains it well enough.

    When Keyword (not provided) is 100 Percent of Organic Referrals, What Should Marketers Do? - Whiteboard Tuesday - Moz

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    October 22nd, 2006
    Just noticed it yesterday. Initial thought was may be I was signed in or G was tracking the IP addr from where I had signed in most recently. Switched to a different network and still no referrer.

    Google owns the data, so why share it for free. One day Google will also own all the sites that come up on the organic results. Non-Google sites will be shown in Adwords only.

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