A Google Analytics competitor, Simple Analytics, wrote on his blog: “Google punishes you for using Google Analytics.
Google’s John Mueller was asked if it was true.
John posted on Twitter Say:” No, we shouldn’t penalize for using Google Analytics . ”
— Bill Hartzer (@bhartzer) May 3, 2021
Why did Simple Analytics say this?
Well, they use “page experience update” as the reason to use bold headings.
They wrote: Simple Analytics outperforms Google Analytics. The Google Analytics performance score has dropped by about 4%, and our impact is almost zero (0.1%). If you’re interested in websites fast and still uses Google Analytics This may be a good time You want to get high scores in the SERPs (search engine results pages), so this may have an impact, but it is not clear.
As I’ve reported for some time, the Google page experience update won’t be a major update.
Google even said it shouldn’t “make a big difference” because of this website ranking update.
That all being said, Google also said it does not use Google Analytics for ranking purposes.