backdraft7 - 2:01 pm on Jun 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
Ok, it's a new month and so far Awstats is showing about 1200 key phrases in the first two days. I started searching and sure enough, I am ranking in the top positions for many very long tail searches. My traffic levels are typical for this time of the year, but I still can't figure out why on May 18th the floor just dropped out from under me sales wise. I am at less than half of what I usually do this time of year (using the past 5 years data as a reference). Right up until May 17th things were doing great, then poof!
So, if traffic is there and longtail still there, what could be the problem?
Is the traffic coming from foreign countries? Are Google's data centers screwed up? It seems so, especially of you try running any one of the multi datacenter check tools. Hopefully this all gets sorted out soon.
I forgot to mention...the Sitelinks that Google lists below your site listing are messed up for my site. It shows a page title, yet when you click on it you are taken to an entirely different page. Strange!