maximus12 - 10:19 pm on Feb 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
Alright backdraft. I am not going to let you ride solo on this one. I follow you and your theory 100%. I have been watching this thread and did not want to say anything because it seems everything is already being said. I want to provide my 2 cents anyway!
I manage 3 sites that get decent traffic and 2 of these sites I have been working on for years. I have literally seen sales come in at a steady basis for 8 years. I had it down to a science, knew how may orders I was going to see in my inbox before I even got to my desk. Now it seems that this "Zombie Traffic" theory is making sense. Some days I will have 4 orders with in 2 hours and other 0 sales. There is no steady flow and just as everyone is confirming, it's like Google is flicking the switch on and off.
Now, back to the sites I manage. One of my sites I manage (site A) does not depend on google for traffic! I get about 10% of traffic from google and 90% from referring sites. Sales and inquiries on this site is very steady and I have it down to a science as well. Know how many inquires and sales I am going to get almost every morning for the past 2 years!
Now the other 2 sites (SITE B and SITE C) I work on depend 90% on google traffic and both of them seem to be getting sales and inquiries around the same time, but they are in 2 totaly different markets.
Sunday the 30th:
SITE A = 10 sales
SITE B = 0 sales
SITE C = 0 sales
Monday the 31st:
SITE A = 12 sales
SITE B = 1 sales
SITE C = 0 sales
Tuesday the 1st:
SITE A = 11 sales
SITE B = 4 sales
SITE C = 5 sales
The funny part about this is the traffic from SITE A is still converting and flowing like a champ! hence it does not depend on google. The others seem to convert and drive sales whenver the light says GREEN!