Robert_Charlton - 5:57 am on Jan 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
The January 26 date jumps out at me. Note this current discussion...
January 26 2011 Traffic Change - Back to "Zombie Traffic"
From that thread...
In a nutshell, the first 26 days of January were GREAT!
It's likely that the scraper was around for a while and came to the surface because of some Google changes on the 26th.
I'm wondering how many of the problems reported on that thread were due to scraped content problems. Possibly, Google is surfacing the spam to make it visible enough to skim off. Or possibly they've filtered the wrong sites.
Sally, how would you describe the kinds of queries for which this page brought in traffic? Take a look at the Jan 26 thread noted, on which I'm trying to get some thoughts about what Google's trying to do.