I have been using a free account on a statistics gathering membership site for over five years. Their statistics have helped in many ways. They display how visitors come to your site, what search engine they used, the search querry, length of time spent, IP addresses, how many times an IP, the pages a visitor visited etc.
I have benefited when I see the keywords a user typed and in what position in Google I then go and improve my SERPS for that keyword or phrase. Also if I made a conversion, some affiliate networks include the IP address of the buyer. Now you see how important those statistics are.
Lately I noticed that Google searches are not displaying the way they used to do instead they display encripted. This makes it difficult to track the keywords.
I came to realize that Google has been blocking search querries.
Has anybody noticed such things and are there any alternative?