Planet13 - 6:35 am on Nov 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
Does anything in that thread suggest similarities to what's happening with your traffic?
Well, unfortunately the discussion in that thread is a bit above my head.
What I do know is that we had no significant shift in conversions either way, no significant shift in the geographic regions (we are an ecommerce site with customers primarily from USA, then Canada, then UK. Then a scattering of European countries and Australia. No significant traffic shifts.
We did minimize the number of links in the left hand navigation / category tree, not by eliminating page, but by making some sections that were one click away from the home page into sub categories, so now they are two clicks away. In all we reduced the left hand category tree from about 45 down to about 30
I am trying to get AWSTATS set up, but I am not really having an easy task of it. I will see if it is something my host can help out with so that I can compare it to GA.