| 8:00 pm on May 12, 2014 (gmt 0)|
IE8 is 5 years old and isnt supported anymore. There are websites dedicated to the death of IE8. Just curious, why are you using it?
| 8:03 pm on May 12, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I see now, its analytics data. So strange that so many people use it still, so much so it is a big chunk of your traffic. Very odd how people refuse to update their systems. I can see a holdout for bugs and stuff, but 5 years is a long time to wait for a better browser. I find it strange that Google would update their systems to track people still on a system that is so outdated. Good luck.
| 8:41 pm on May 12, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I suggest implementing [browser-update.org...] on your site. However, I would closely monitor your conversion rates and adjustments of users of IE 11.
I have seen positive results with this script.
| 8:44 pm on May 12, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|The vast majority of our organic traffic began falling under the "Bookmark/Direct" bucket. |
I don't understand this. If the data is only being skewed by IE8 users, how could it produce such a big effect on your overall stats?
| 2:59 am on May 13, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the note on the script, I'll mention it to the web management team.
The data is being skewed because a large portion of our site visitors are using IE8. We heavily service industrial environments, where IE8 and Windows XP are common. IE8 is our 2nd most popular browser.
| 3:52 pm on May 14, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I'm also seeing this. According to Matt via Rustybrick, the drop in referrals was supposed to be for only 2-3 weeks.
From my stats it's been about two months now.