Question: Why are #1 and #2 “not set” and “not provided”? What does that mean?
Question: Is the class pass the same as the Stanford CES 6-week course?
Answer: Oh, Lordy Lordy. This is such a huge question. Where do we start? Google in its evil ways, gives away Google Analytics FOR FREE but in the last year or so, decided to STOP sharing keyword data. So if a user is NOT SIGNED in to their Google Account, then it DOES share the keyword data with you in Google Analytics. If they are SIGNED IN to Google AND your site is NOT SECURE (I.e., http and not https), then they DO NOT share that data.
Why do they do this? They say it is for privacy. There are many more not so kind interpretations of why they decided to stop sharing this data – such as to drive you into AdWords, where they DO share the data. But at any rate, that’s what ‘not set’ means in Google Analytics – Google is NOT sharing the keyword data because the user was –
Write your congressman! It’s really a story of Google abusing its monopoly power.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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