• Rachael Gerson

    Quick comment – There was one other method to get to the information I left out, as I’m hoping a certain smart cookie will jump in to share what she put together.

  • Rebecca L.

    My method is similar to #2 above, but expounds upon it a bit. I created a custom report with the filter set to keyword = (not provided), threw in source = google since I like a good belt and suspenders approach, and then set the dimension to Landing Page. For us there isn’t much guesswork needed to figure out what the visitor searched for when we know the landing page. The nice thing about this method is that you can customize your metrics and dimension drill downs to get really granular with the behavior of logged-in Google users.

  • Rachael Gerson

    That’s what I was waiting for! Thanks Becky :)

  • Brian Greenberg

    I still can’t believe google decided to hide this data! I really like your speadsheet outlining the traffic each landing page gets… very slick :)

  • searchengineman

    Makes sense to filter out the not-provided segment. I’m curious has google removed other information from the segment? Location – Geo-Target – Device etc?

  • Rachael Gerson

    @Brian Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!

    @searchengineman Everything else is still intact. Personally, I’d feel like the data was less private if it didn’t share my location and device than the keyword I searched.

  • Matthew Mcconaughey

    Thank you for the explaining and digging it more. I will adapt this tutorial to find out my traffic keywords…

  • Uri Binsted

    thanks for the explanation, very nice ideas, I will definately try them

  • Sue A Frye

    Thanks for helping us to make sense of this issue! I am sure Google will have more surprises in secure search soon.

  • Spook SEO

    Hi Rachael, thanks for the clarification. Now, everything is clear to me about this issue. I actually don’t know before what the Cons and Pros are. Thanks.