Lately I’ve noticed the term “encrypted search terms” coming up as a referrer search term to my site. A referring search term simply labels the terms that people type into a search engine such as Google to find your blog.
Confused, I sought out the answer as to what it could be. Contrary to what some of you may think, it’s not spy-related or the government keeping tabs on your blog, there’s in fact a simple explanation: it merely means that whoever is finding your blog via Google, with the encrypted search mode on. In this mode, Google blocks WordPress from finding out and sharing with you what keywords that particular reader typed in to find your site. So don’t be concerned that the government is spying on you–just be grateful that readers are finding your site through even obscure search engines. And that, unfortunately,you can’t spy on your readers! :)
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