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How to See Google Encrypted Searches (not provided)

Pete Semple

At one point Google said that their new "encrypted search" would only affect fewer than 10% of searches.

Google Not Provided (Encrypted) Blocking Your Searches?

Well if you're looking at your Google Analytics you might be one of many of us who are seeing significantly more than 10% of their searches hiding under the "(not provided)" category. Not helpful is it?

There's a great free analytics program that we use, in addition to Google Analytics, called Stat Counter. In the image below Encrypted Searches are still there, but if you look at how we've named the URLs of the site (with SEO terms, of course) it's pretty clear the general keywords the searcher used in his or her query.

Do we know exactly what they searched? No. But it comes pretty darn close by tying a single search to the page that was served up as a result.

How See Encrypted Searches


Does Google Analytics give the ability to see which page was served by a specific search?

Is there another program or another detection method you know about for how to find the searches for encrypted keywords?

Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page,

"Failed My Way to The Top" Or Succeed Your Way To The Bottom?

Pete Semple

Actor Jamie KennedyActor-comedian Jamie Kennedy ("The Jamie Kennedy Experiment") once said in an interview that he, "failed [his] way to the top". I love this quote because it shows his perseverance through hard times, something every small business and entrepreneur still in the game has been through. And there's no question that learning how to proceed and adjust through multiple setbacks imparts important lessons about yourself, your market and your business.

But sometimes the opposite can happen and it's possible to "pull a Homer Simpson" and succeed despite doing several things wrong.

While the success is enjoyable, this experience has the opposite effect of teaching the wrong lessons, i.e. that you can do things, or not know what you're doing right, and continue to enjoy success. If you've been through this you probably remember that the success is short-lived and in the end, instead of having learning something you're left hurt and wondering, "what happened?"

To be continued...