What does 'not set' mean in Google Analytics?
Q: Why are #1 and #2 "not set" and "not provided"? What does that mean?
A: your question is in the queue
Q: Is the class pass the same as the Stanford CES 6-week course?
A: No, it's different.....His Stanford classes are totally separate from his classes
Oh, Lordy Lordy. This is such a huge question. Where do we start? Google in its evil ways, gives away Google Analytics FOR FREE but in the last year or so, decided to STOP sharing keyword data. So if a user is NOT SIGNED in to their Google Account, then it DOES share the keyword data with you in Google Analytics. If they are SIGNED IN to Google AND your site is NOT SECURE (i.e., http and not https), then they DO NOT share that data.
Why do they do this? They say it is for privacy. There are many more not so kind interpretations of why they decided to stop sharing this data - such as to drive you into AdWords, where they DO share the data. But at any rate, that's what 'not set' means in Google Analytics - Google is NOT sharing the keyword data because the user was -
- SIGNED IN to their Google account (e.g., Gmail)
- Your site is http: and not https/
Write your congressman! It's really a story of Google abusing its monopoly power.
Hope this helps!
- Jason McDonald - email@example.com