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(Entry was posted by Operation Technology on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Tuesday, September 24, 2013).

Has anyone else notice "Not Provided" jump in their Google Analytics?

Anyone else notice "Not Provided" jump in their Google Analytics? We`re up to over 80% not provided now for keywords and others have noticed a huge spike in "Not Provided" also. Sigh...

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Selected answers from the Dumb SEO Questions G+ community.

  • Clayton Nichols: You're going to see even more as Mobile begins to dominate the search. ;
  • Rob Wagner:  ;warned us a week ago that this was coming. Nice call Alistair.
  • Alistair Lattimore: Google have been making changes since the last week of August but it wasn&#39;t clear with the ebbs &amp; flows of our traffic what was happening until a fortnight ago.<br /><br />Now that more data is in, its clear what is happening and Danny Sullivan has confirmed with Google in a SEL article that they are indeed rolling this out more broadly. ;<br /><br />If the current rate of growth we&#39;re seeing in our data holds, we should see close to 100% in ~4-5 weeks.<br /><br />Ouch.
  • Slawomir Zdunek: In my account I see over 90% of not provided keywords. The good thing is that we can still see search queries in Google Webmaster Tools as well as in AdWords accounts. I think a number of people can turn back on GA unless Google introduces paid version where you can have access to keywords data. (That&#39;s a pretty good idea, I guess :)
  • Operation Technology: I&#39;d gladly pay a bit for the keyword data that led to clicks. And the lolz goes to &gt;&gt; Cutts was quick to respond that it was estimated that the amount of &quot;(not provided)&quot; visits &quot;even at full roll-out ... would still be in the single-digit percentages of all Google searchers on Google.com.&quot;

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