joncmac - 4:54 pm on Jun 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
There is definitely something suspicious going on. For my site the gross Lycos traffic (once again, it is all on the same 3-4 key words which is a red flag) actually increased Sat and Sun when my overall site traffic always drops 40-50% on the weekends. So why would Lycos gross traffic not have dropped the same % as my site has done for years? I also am seeing scattered comments from other forums on big increase in Lycos traffic.
While maybe not a "click bomb" as you describe, something is occurring. Maybe a more subtle "attack" on google advertisers and publishers. I am not one to believe in coincidences when I start hearing increase in Lycos traffic from other users too and see the unusual occurrences on my site as well.