19 October, 2011, 17:48 PM
Google to limit access to keyword data
A friend linked me to this today: Google moves to secure searches, alienates SEO jockeys
Basically, they'll switch logged in Google users to encrypted search results, limiting access to keyword data, except for advertisers.
At first I thought Google is really trying to kill SEO. I mean, first we had Panda, and now this. It might not be so dramatic though, as Michael Martinez said here: "It’s funny. You’ll get better data from Google Webmaster Tools’ query report and you can tie that to Google Analytics (or use tools like Keyword Strategy to cull the data) and here people are acting like it’s the end of the SEO keyword research world. Did I dropped from the PANIC MEMO distribution list AGAIN?"
Third party SEO keyword tools might still be impacted though. What do you make of it?
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