Okay, I was wondering if that sounded like traffic shaping, but I'm getting such a low # of searches a day right now that it's hard to establish anything from that small a pool. Like I said in the other post, it's my feeling based on looking at these numbers and words for a lot of years, and this suddenly striking me as nothing I've ever seen before. It may evaporate under skilled inspection.
I'm not very skilled at crunching analytics the way you guys are (segmenting for huh?), but I would be happy to let you have a peek at any stats you think might help, Tedster. Or if it's not that hard to explain to me what I'm looking for, I'll look for it and report back!
Edited for clarity.