• PmC

    Why would you ever actually opt-out of encryption? Is this for companies that want to monitor their employees’ searching habits?

  • Colin Guidi

    Barry, playing the ‘what if’ game for a second.

    If every user on Google leverages the URL parameter you detailed, does that mean GA will now begin to show their kw query again?

  • Farrell McGovern

    Of course you know why they chose “fnord” or “?nord”!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fnord

  • http://www.kyleeggleston.com/ Kyle Eggleston

    only one way to find out… give it a test.

  • http://www.kyleeggleston.com/ Kyle Eggleston

    only one way to find out… give it a test.

  • http://www.mara99.com/ mara99.com

    Does it make any difference?

  • http://luckyboost.com/ menachem rosenbaum
  • http://www.linkworxseo.com/ Link Worx Seo

    Just seems like a lot of trouble to make something happen. I am more curious about how some of the software vendors are going to cope with the change.

  • Pat Grady

    ?nord=1&utm_source=GoogleLikeTheOldDays&utm_medium=HelloLonelySeoKeywordReport&utm_term=Supercalifragilistic&utm_content=HTTPS-Fail&utm_campaign=YoMamaNeedsKeywordData

  • Gareth Mailer

    No point as far as I can see?

    Obviously, it would be a lot more useful if we could implement this for visitors…

  • MattStorms

    Score, +HelpDeskHangouts gets some love.

  • http://www.xn--miljbil-d1a.info/ Jimmy Wirsborg

    Encryption is a good thing. Seriously stop crying about it.

  • Skraggy

    In theory yes, but Google would soon put a stop to it working if that were the case

  • http://faktor.biz/ Krzysztof Furtak

    It’s “for-now” solution. I think it’ll take a week or two and Google will stop it.

  • Colin Guidi

    Agreed. But check this out, went into Chrome today to do some browsing, and I actually had the ?nord=1 URL parameter appended for me by Google. Did a query for ‘cats’ (of course) and this was my default URL: http://www.google.com/webhp?nord=1#nord=1&q=cats

    Not sure if it’s a bug or not, but without doing anything Google has appended the URL parameter for me. Oh, and yes, I was signed into my G account.