I think you can still get on OK...

In most analytics accoutns, there is at least some amount of erronous data. Even if we had keyword data, it would not be entirely correct, since google suggest and other search words obfuscate the true query. I think you can still garner a lot of insights from doing a page level advanced segment, so you can make inferences about the performance of your top pages against ecommerce, goals , engagement, from the organic search channel on those pages.

Maybe I have google stockholm syndrome but I think that taking the focus away from individual keywords and looking at pages helps to keep people from obsessing over just a few keywords and focused on all the key factors for building up well optimized quality pages. I think that dimension in GA is not a gurantee of online marketing or SEO insight, all by itself.


wait hold on...

Isn't Yahoo still powered by bing? ...so aren't visitors seeing bing results (technically)?

I thought that was weird too

::sigh:: I still have people occasionally bringing up pagerank....I'm also hearing about people swearing by mozrank and the proprietary metrics of the other various link indices, Oy!


Google confirmed today that it is indeed a refresh of penguin...

its all just a little bit of history repeating

this is kind of the same way that googles major early profits on adwords were from shady pharmacutical companies...it is interesting how the origin of many great things on the internet is shady stuff ....

I think they lose the differentiating factor

I think the character limit is what makes twitter what it is.... I think that the change kinda changes the differnetiator between facebook and twitter

An interesting and very strategic approach, definitely

Looking at other industries, I think that they play here is for Google to inject itself as a stakeholder and strategically institutionalize the issue , so that the discussion around adblocking can be framed in a strategic fashion that is benefical to google...  Looking at the WHOIS for their domain, betterads.org, we see a spring 2016 creation date: Creation Date: 2016-02-29T17:31:12Z ...also,  Googles logo is right on the site. I agree with the referenced article by Tangor in the WMW, that Google is trying to become a "taste maker"... also, with the other member that tried to mentioned that one less user not using the other adblockers, the better

One the chrome issue, i'm curious if other browsers are going to hop on board with their own default ad blocking and how that is google to be positoned in contrast to Googles?


looks like the beta program is not quite there yet

A lot of the feedback on your link seems to be that there is lack of details that makes it hard to properly diagnose the issues especially if you have multiple sites...these checklist approaches appear to be increasingly common among google products...there are similar notifications obviously in Google search console, analytics, and adwords...I've found them helpful in other products but I also think that they're more mature on the other ones IMO...

...I do wonder if indeed there will be a quality score improvement for doing everyhting on the checklist or if that is just a carrot they're dangling?