Google Referrer Data From IE8 To Stop Working For 2 Weeks

 

Google Analytics & Internet Explorer 8Remember when there was an issue with Mobile Safari passing referrer data via Google search results properly? Well, there will be a temporary issue with Internet Explorer 8 and Google search passing referrer data properly in the near future.

Google is making some sort of change in their search results interface that will cause issues with passing referrer data from IE8 browsers. I am not sure what the issue will be, but Google is aware of it.

It has not happened yet, but it will in the coming weeks. I assume when that does happen, Google will let us know.

Matt Cutts announced it at SMX West along with other things. Here is a tweet from Keri, which sums it up nicely.

It is really nice seeing Google being proactive with the notification, even though they, for some reason, can't be proactive in making sure this issue won't be happening.

But if it does, do not worry, Google is aware.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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Comments:

Sean Fitzpatrick

04/03/2014 07:27 pm

FYI... This problem doesn't seem to be fixed and extends to IE9 also.

Rich

04/28/2014 12:55 pm

We've been seeing this for about a month now. Has anyone heard when IE8 non-secure will begin sending basic referral data again?

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