As many of you already know, Google will soon make all users that are logged in use google.com over ssl (https), so we’re talking about everyone who has a Youtube, Gmail, Google+ and all other services that are connected with Google.
Doesn’t seem like a big thing, which is not. But Google makes a very nasty thing that will make all searches on https://www.google.* lose its search query and therefor not traceable.
Https has no problem sending the whole referral string to any address. But what they do, is that they first redirect you to http://google.com with all referral data but clears the query string, very nasty..
As you can see, the q= becomes empty and the referral string, in this case on www.ultimatewebtips.com will contain no search string, just that it’s comimg from “google.com”. Which means that we no longer can track keywords, I checked cookies and referrals, doesn’t look like there’s a workaround (yet).
Just a heads up, this will go live worldwide next couple of weeks.
So start finding your valuable keywords now!
Obviously Google released an update to Analytics Premium, where you still can see keywords and all but for a price of $150.000 and who can afford that?
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