How much damage is Google doing to small businesses? See this

You be the judge. I just received this request via my contact form:

" We got hit with google update and looking to come out of it. We are not sure whch  link(s) harms our site but we have decided to remove all links pointing our site.Here the details of link pointing our site."

I sent them some links in hopes they do not actually remove every link pointing at their site.

 

 

True...there is no distinction any more

Google has closed all doors. There is no "white hat" any more. Anything you do today may be deemed "wrong" tomorrow. Doing nothing means you won't be found. So do whatever works to survive. Best of luck. Eventually no small business or blog will be indexed unless the masses revolt to stop this nonsense.

True...there is no distinction any more

Google has closed all doors. There is no "white hat" any more. Anything you do today may be deemed "wrong" tomorrow. Doing nothing means you won't be found. So do whatever works to survive. Best of luck. Eventually no small business or blog will be indexed unless the masses revolt to stop this nonsense.

Resources for dealing with "Not Provided"

Hi Ann, 

Here's the post where I researched and compiled the best info on what to do about "not provided": 

http://www.inboundmastery.com/keyword-not-provided-solutions/

There are many links in that post to what I felt were the most useful tips and solutions at the time I wrote it. (Probably about a week ago.) 

 

Resources for dealing with "Not Provided"

Hi Ann, 

Here's the post where I researched and compiled the best info on what to do about "not provided": 

http://www.inboundmastery.com/keyword-not-provided-solutions/

There are many links in that post to what I felt were the most useful tips and solutions at the time I wrote it. (Probably about a week ago.) 

 

Patents have gone way too far

Allowing anyone to patent what is already commonly used is outrageous. Patent law is out of control. The worst issue is Monsanto, DuPont, and others patenting life. They want to control the patents on everything we eat and probably think that they can then can control everyone on the planet. 

Patents have gone way too far

Allowing anyone to patent what is already commonly used is outrageous. Patent law is out of control. The worst issue is Monsanto, DuPont, and others patenting life. They want to control the patents on everything we eat and probably think that they can then can control everyone on the planet. 

Patents have gone way too far

Allowing anyone to patent what is already commonly used is outrageous. Patent law is out of control. The worst issue is Monsanto, DuPont, and others patenting life. They want to control the patents on everything we eat and probably think that they can then can control everyone on the planet. 

More details posted by Bill Hartzer early today

http://www.billhartzer.com/pages/google-no-longer-passing-keyword-referral-data-for-all-users/

 

Wow, I knew this day was coming at some point, but I really didn’t expect that this change would happen this soon. Google no longer is passing keyword referral data through to websites. Google just made a huge change: if you search at Google, it appears that all searches (even from http://www.google.com/) are now secure, https searches. For all users. Even those who are not logged in.

What does this mean? Website owners will no longer receive keyword referral data from Google (organic search). We will not know what someone searched for in order to find our website. Website owners will no longer be able to target certain keywords because we will not know what someone searched for and then converted.

keyword not provided

"According to Not Provided Count, the “not provided” count is estimated at going up to 100 percent in December 2013. However, since this change, I suspect that Google “not provided” keyword data is going to be 100 percent within a few days, not weeks.

Here is how Google is doing this."

More details posted by Bill Hartzer early today

http://www.billhartzer.com/pages/google-no-longer-passing-keyword-referral-data-for-all-users/

 

Wow, I knew this day was coming at some point, but I really didn’t expect that this change would happen this soon. Google no longer is passing keyword referral data through to websites. Google just made a huge change: if you search at Google, it appears that all searches (even from http://www.google.com/) are now secure, https searches. For all users. Even those who are not logged in.

What does this mean? Website owners will no longer receive keyword referral data from Google (organic search). We will not know what someone searched for in order to find our website. Website owners will no longer be able to target certain keywords because we will not know what someone searched for and then converted.

keyword not provided

"According to Not Provided Count, the “not provided” count is estimated at going up to 100 percent in December 2013. However, since this change, I suspect that Google “not provided” keyword data is going to be 100 percent within a few days, not weeks.

Here is how Google is doing this."