backdraft7 - 11:35 am on Feb 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
@all - Whatever the reason for this period of Zombie Traffic, it seems to follow major algo updates. It's my hallucination that when an algo is unleashed, the system starts to churn (reminiscent of a bubble sort) and some sites start to suffer. Big corporate sites and content farms don't feel the pain simply because of their massive size and reach. Medium and especially small niche sites seem to be the ones being most affected. That is clearly evident by those who have shared their site info with me.
It would be nice if these larger updates could be released incrementally, so they wouldn't clobber small sites so badly. It's all just theory, but each time it happens and we drop & recover, it backs that theory up even more.
In the mean time, I'll enjoy the NON-Zombie traffic we are now getting.
GO PACK GO! (I had to throw that in there...LOL)