DirigoDev - 1:05 pm on Apr 25, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: DirigoDev at 1:17 pm (utc) on Apr 25, 2012]
Bot activity is sky high. Double normal. Monday sales best of the year. Tuesday was 40% lower than normal. How are we expected to run a business and employ people with such uncertainty. IMHO Google is hurting the digital economy more than the current US administration. Businesses desire stability. My future ebusiness survival will not depend on Google (note to Google, this is not good for your future earnings).
I'm expecting a return to semi-normal today or tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
Traffic on 4/24 was the highest in more than a year. Up 2.8% over the Monday high points. Conversion was way down. On the plus side, the traffic was engaged. Bounce rate was higher than normal. Time on site was in the groove. And the traffic opted into email at a good rate - so I got a few hundred extra opt-ins. We were exposed to more prospects - folks not as qualified. Still, not a substitute for $.
[edited by: DirigoDev at 1:17 pm (utc) on Apr 25, 2012]