Is using Google Analytics safe to use?

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Hi,

I practice what many people now call grey hat link building (my own privte blog network, web2.0s, manual press releases etc. all high quality relevant content) and I was wondering is it safe to use Google Analytics? Will Google use the data on here to negatively affect my ranking?

Thanks,
Seamys
#analytics #google #safe
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Isn't the whole point of creating backlinks for SEO to get Google to look at the backlinks?

    I run GA & don't have any problems ranking pages. I also have decent links.
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    • Profile picture of the author seamy82
      What about Google webmaster tools? What's your view on this? Am I just being overly paranoid.
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by seamy82 View Post

        What about Google webmaster tools? What's your view on this? Am I just being overly paranoid.
        I also run GWT, partly because a site has to be verified as site owner for self hosted video image thumbnails. No problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author veekay31
    If you are not doing any unnatural / backhat methods to rank your website, there should be no reason to not have Google analytics.
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  • Profile picture of the author InitialEffort
    I've been using Google Analytics and GWT. I don't see any issue using them.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    There is no reason to not use them.

    You said you are using a private network. I would not include those sites under the same account, tying them together nicely in a bow for Google to spot.
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  • Profile picture of the author mkv23
    G uses each and every bit of your Data. Open any Product site in your Browser (not through G), then open any site with G ads, you will see the Product Ads you just visited earlier.

    How did they get it ? You didn't visit G at all...

    Same happens with all their Services.
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    • Profile picture of the author PhilipSEO
      Originally Posted by mkv23 View Post

      G uses each and every bit of your Data. Open any Product site in your Browser (not through G), then open any site with G ads, you will see the Product Ads you just visited earlier.

      How did they get it ? You didn't visit G at all...
      This is actually quite simple and common. It's called remarketing. When you visit a site, it (not Google!) places a cookie on your machine. Then when you browse the web the same site is showing you its ads through the Google Adwords Display Network.
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  • Profile picture of the author seekdefo
    Hah GWT or anaytics is not a problem. I do all the stuff that you mentioned plus a bit of black hat too
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