How to determine keywords for SEO since Google made all organic searches secure?


It used to be simple to determine keywords through Google Analytics, but since they changed search to make all searches secure (https://) much of what you get is “(not provided.)” in a search query report. Is there still a way to determine meaningful keyword data since Google implemented this change?

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Carla Manini
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Hi MrsMith, 


I would recomend this article by Avinash Kaushik, it might seem long and too technical but belive me it gives good insight and good ideas on how and where to proceed after Google went to secure search.


Thank you both for your suggestions, it looks as if I have my bedtime reading lined up for the night. 
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Google '(Not Provided)' Keywords: 10 Ways to Get Organic Search Data

"Replacing '(Not Provided)' Data

There are some workarounds you can use in order to capture that traffic. Here are some valuable ways you can look at replacing the data now that Google isn't providing it."

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 It is certainly harder, but here is an another article that might be of help. SInce Google is apparently reducing the importance of keywords, this might not be as big of a deal as it used to be.  

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