Will Using Google Analytics Hurt My Search Engine Rankings?

Sep 30, 2008 • 9:05 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under SEO - Search Engine Optimization

In another one of those "I heard it from someone else" rumors circulating throughout the Internet, a High Rankings Forum member claims that he read an article that said that using Google Analytics on his site can hurt his search result rankings. The author's example was "do you really want Google to know that your visitors have stayed on your site for only 15 seconds?"

All forum members don't believe that Google Analytics is any indicator of search result placement (and I'd love for the Google Analytics article author to actually validate his own theory rather than spit out information that drives real search optimizers batty).

Sometimes people can search for something and find it on the first page within seconds and not need to hang around. Just because someone visits a web page for less than 15 seconds doesn't mean they aren't finding what they're looking for.

Forum discussion continues at High Rankings Forums.

This post was prewritten and was scheduled for publication on September 30th.

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