Our Bob Jones reported yesterday on a furvor over Google Webmaster Tools having had solemn refuge issues. Having contacted Google myself, the company’s official answer to the state was approaching today. Google insists the “access granted” problem was highly contained, and that the problem has since been determined.
By way of background, while some originally thought the news SEO expert Dave Naylor broke strength have been a hoax of some kind, in realism admission to Webmaster was decided to some unlawful persons. Essentially, what Naylor found was that access to Google Webmaster Tools for some websites somehow reverted rearward to allow “past” workers or contractors admission to company sites they no longer works for.
In adding, their spokesperson additional that Google Analytics had not been impacted, as had been optional by some reports. From what I can glean from their declaration, Google carried out amazing of an exploration into precisely what went awry, and found no occurrence of Analytics being part of the “restricted” occurrence.
The noticeable questions most people have being still appropriate, positively it would seem Google is taking steps to defend against a repeat occurrence. Judging from the comparatively lite exposure and irritable about the occurrence at Google Webmaster tools forums, it seems safe to suppose all is well that ends well this time.