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Avoid Google Analytics to stay under radar?

Discussion in 'Google' started by UndercoverSEO, Oct 26, 2007.

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    -----DO NOT ASK ME WHAT MY URL OR NICHE IS-------

    I have a site that I wish to keep under Google's radar.
    SEMrush
    I do not break any formal rules with Google. Nothing about the site is against the rules.

    HOWEVER, I am starting to rank for a ton of good search terms. My site is done well, but in reality it's merely a glorified phonebook type listing site. It's nothing super great in terms of user value. I just use it to get Adsense clicks.

    Do you think it's best to NOT use Google Analytics in order to stay under the radar with Google?

    -----DO NOT ASK ME WHAT MY URL OR NICHE IS-------

    PLEASE ONLY ANSWER IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, NO NOOBS PLEASE


    Answers from knowledgeable people are greatly appreciated.
     
    UndercoverSEO, Oct 26, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Sphinks

    Sphinks Active Member

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    #2
    you only can find the answer by testing. Start 2 websites (same niche), same structure....different content.
    Use analytics for one of them, don't use for another.
    And, after 6 months you'll have an idea about analytics influence on a website (positive or negative).
     
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  3. UndercoverSEO

    UndercoverSEO Peon

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    #3
    Get off my thread, seriously.
     
    UndercoverSEO, Oct 26, 2007 IP
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    TechEvangelist Guest

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    #4
    Let's put it this way. Google Analytics doesn't really give you any more information than AwStats or any good log file analysis software. Why would you want to share your traffic information with Google if there isn't any benefit to you?

    BTW, Googe Analytics is not really a web analytics system. Real web analytics systems provide much more information. You get what you pay for.
     
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  5. UndercoverSEO

    UndercoverSEO Peon

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    My concern is that by using Google Analytics, you're basically saying to Google "Hey look at me! Please check my site by hand and make sure it's not crappy!"

    I fear that if Google hand reviewed my site, they wouldn't think so highly of it (even though their SERPs now do think highly of it).
     
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  6. Notting

    Notting Notable Member

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    UndercoverSEO you are a cheeky little bugger ain't you?! The first person who tries to help you tell to "get off your post". That's damn rude for a start.

    Also once you post a thread on a public forum, it's not really yours anymore.

    Red rep winging its way to you.

    Notting
     
    Notting, Oct 26, 2007 IP
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  7. The Emirates Gallastico

    The Emirates Gallastico Banned

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    #7
    Use Awstats.

    And I suggest you be a bit politer for a newb :)
     
    The Emirates Gallastico, Oct 26, 2007 IP
  8. UndercoverSEO

    UndercoverSEO Peon

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    #8
    My post count is newb, but my ability is not.

    When you want serious answers on DP, you have to make it very clear for the noobs to back away.
     
    UndercoverSEO, Oct 26, 2007 IP
  9. UndercoverSEO

    UndercoverSEO Peon

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    I said specifically in my post, no noobs. And this noob comes and gives me some dumbass response. Thats why I asked him to leave my thread.
     
    UndercoverSEO, Oct 26, 2007 IP
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    yourihost Well-Known Member

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    #10
    Could of just taken it as a free bump.:D
     
    yourihost, Oct 26, 2007 IP
  11. mridout196

    mridout196 Banned

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    #11
    I think we all know who the noob is in this thread :rolleyes:
     
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    axlarry Notable Member

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    #12
    So you're not a noob?
    How should anybody know that?
    From this first thread you made?

    You're definitely a noob!
    Read the forum rules, you're just bumping your thread and you might get infraction soon.
    Another red rep from me to welcome you aboard.

    Watch your posts, peon!
     
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  13. Notting

    Notting Notable Member

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    I remember the good ole days when this guys would be red by now! This place is too soft!

    Notting
     
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  14. venturefox

    venturefox Notable Member

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    If you are using Adsense on your website, Google knows all about your site anyway - your logic seems a bit flawed. You are already sending back all visitor information through the Adsense javascript file, its already being tracked and analyzed so it makes no difference what else you add. Why not just add some more content or features to your current pages?

    If you want to stay "under the radar" that normally means you are doing something wrong or greyhat so you will get caught eventually.
     
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    Aaron111 Well-Known Member

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    #15
    good on you Google must agree with parts of your content and seo
     
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    bomberman Peon

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    #16
    It is not meant that google analytics is owned by google, they will also personally checked websites that have analytics. Google analytics is a software that tracks your visitors, right? And no software in this world that is 100% bug-free. I think it is a part of analytics bug where your problems fall.
     
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    Blackmane Peon

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    #17
    Even if you don't use Analytics Google know a way more information than they give out. Like venturefox said the Adsense scripts sends back a lot of information. As well as this doesn't the Google cookie on peoples computers interact somehow with the adverts that are being shown. Again this is more information that they pick up.

    If you want to stay off Googles radar, you would probably want to use a Robots.txt file. But that of course means that they they don't store your content.
     
    Blackmane, Oct 26, 2007 IP
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    Vic_mackey Banned

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    #18
    I dont see why people are even bothering to give you replies, given your rude response. And its a pretty dumb question to ask, given you say "no noobs" to reply no?
     
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    lim (x² - 5x³) = -∞ Peon

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    What is your niche?
     
    lim (x² - 5x³) = -∞, Oct 26, 2007 IP
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    The only reply I'm giving is a red one.
     
    mistyweb, Oct 26, 2007 IP