Search engines can only track what goes on inside my site if I install their god aweful stats code. I have no use for their stats code because my own server stats tells me everything including things they can't.
Now before it is said let me state that most do not use a "back" button. Most people naturally open a new tab. They search for something and open a new tab so they can see if that site is for them and if not they close and open another new tab.
I did not read the post you linked to because I wasted my time yesterday reading someone elses "opinion" based upon no facts and even they said they could not track the results.
If my competition wants to waste every waking hour on stats, measuring, and trying to figure out why joe does not like the color blue - Then more power to them. Matter fact I thank them for wasting all their time trying to figure out the human minds of millions of people.
This makes my job a great deal easier because while they are spending day and night trying to figure out pandora's box, I will be marketing my website.
Originally Posted by Donnie
I’m sure all webmasters reading this will have analytics of some sort set up on their website, and if you don’t then I suggest it’s the first thing you do after reading this. Not only because it is important for you to understand how users are using your website but also because search engines can track if users immediately bounce back to result pages from your website for a given search query.
This phenomenon is known as ‘pogosticking’. Generally speaking, if the user returns to the search engine to find another result or search a similar query, then this indicates that user did not find the content they were looking for originally."
from: http:// (remove space) www (remove space) .seomoz.org/ugc/dear-google-bing-help-me-rank-better-sxsw-2012-review
Wow this post had some excellent timing. I think this clarifies everything for me!
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