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The latest (not provided) % for Google traffic in the US is 85.64%.
To calculate your % of (not provided) traffic, simply take the count of (not provided) visitors in a period over the count of organic traffic from Google.
Danny Sullivan's history of "Dark Google" covers the year mark since Google went "dark" in Oct 2011. It's a great overview of why and how (not provided) came to be: Dark Google.
(not provided) shows in Google Analytics because no longer pass keyword referrer information from logged-in users. This means that publishers who use Google Analytics will no longer have access to the keywords that searchers used to reach their site, provided that searcher was logged into a Google account. Google originally announced this should impact 10% of all organic search queries.
SpyderTrap has a great timeline overview of the contributing events that have led to the rise of (not provided) in the past 2 years.
Below are some of the top articles surrounding this event.
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Reactions from around the globe
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Data visualizations created by SERPs.com founder Scott Krager