Posts tagged with Ssl Search

Google now encrypts UK search referral data

Google's SSL encryption of search data has now moved onto UK and other international sites, meaning valuable referral data will now be unavailable to website owners. 

Dan Barker spotted this today, and has already seen a big rise in the amount of (not provided) search data on a clients' site. 

As a site which attracts US and UK traffic, we've seen this affect US visits, with up to 33% of referral data encrypted on certain posts. 

I've been seeing how this has impacted our UK traffic... 


How to steal some 'not provided' data back from Google

Google's recent introduction of SSL encryption for search queries from logged in users means that a lot of valuable data has now gone missing from Google Analytics.

This post explains a useful Google Analytics hack to regain some of the insight we used to have, and improve life for you in light of the '(not provided)' issue.