Google recently switched to all secure searches, which means we will no longer know what words people are typing into Google to find our websites or blogs. For a while now, My Local Business Online’s (not provided) keyword data has been creeping up and was well into the 60% of searches.
Yes, it’s a pain.
I’m not a huge data follower, but I do check analytics. I want to know how people are finding me, where they’re landing and if that page met their needs. The info will no longer be available.
Rather than moan, I thought I’d review some of my favourite weird keywords that people have typed into Google’s search box to land here on the blog. These are actual search terms…
Queue Top of the Pops count down music (am I showing my age there?)
10 Fav Google Searches I Won’t See With “Not Provided”
Counting down from 10…
What’s my private address?
Well I know a lot of things, your private address is not one of them!
At 9 My website has been down since Friday
Sorry to hear that…
In at 8 l’m sorry now the service is not available
I may be able to help if I knew what service… possibly?
And 7 Yell websites crap
*cough* I never said that…
At 6 Would you give up sex for social networking?
We’re at the top 5! Number 5 Where to find my pins
Connected to your feet? (Pins = legs get it? no…) Or in a pin box, my Aunt had one of those.
In at 4 Time spent watching adverts on catch up
None, I fast-forward them
At 3 Someone hijacked me
I’d call the police rather than search Google…
Nearly there at 2 I can see you now, giving
STALKER! That’s just creepy. Giving what exactly?
And straight in at number 1 for the weirdest keyword…
I feel violated – honestly, this is not that type of blog…
There are ways you can gain some understanding of how people are landing on your site from Google searches now everything will be (not provided). Here’s some helpful links:
What’s the wierdest search term you have seen people using to find your blog? Will “not provided” change how you work online? Leave a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you.Keyword Not Provided: I Won't Know You're Searching For Jan's Urine... by Jan Kearney