backdraft7 - 1:25 pm on Sep 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
After further review, I am more inclined to believe our low sales levels and sporadic traffic have more to do with network problems than Google "throttling". If you check out [internettrafficreport.com...] you will see that the US is at an unusually low level (76) with at least 7 routers OOS or not reporting. It's also been reporting an 18% to 20% packet loss rate. This might explain why we are seeing traffic in our logs, but most visitors are abandoning the page if it fails to load completely. Next step is to optimize the pages, again. I'm outta this topic for now...moving over to the ecommerce area.