john5 - 3:46 pm on Mar 3, 2003 (gmt 0)
That is an interesting topic. I have a Germany based web site both in English and in German, but most of my traffic and my sales come from the US. I can notice very different traffic patterns. For some I do have an explanation, for some I do not. And not only for traffic, but for sales as well. For the last 4 to 6 weeks I had expected fewer sales from the US and more from Europe due to the stronger EURO and the political events with European allies like Germany. To my surprise the opposite happened. Lack-luster buying of the Europeans and strong showing by US customers. I also noticed a sudden increase of google.com traffic of about 20% over the last two weeks - meaning it cannot have anything to do with better SERPS. Sometimes strange trends occur and I have no explanation.