tedster - 4:58 am on Jul 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
Over the last couple months we've had reports here of several oddities with Google traffic that we don't really understand yet - at least I don't:
1. Rankings go up but traffic goes down
2. Traffic cycles between poorly-targeted and well-targeted, even though the total stays level
3. Rankings are lost after a template change, even though textual content and URLs do not change
4. Traffic fluctuates wildly during the day, or from day to day
The challenge is that we don't have much in-depth to go on with these reports. Has anyone seen any of these things on their site who can offer a bit more detail?