backdraft7 - 12:11 pm on Sep 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
+1 to MIW for the following:
Prior to panda we got matching user queries, the users were buying the widgets. This all started with panda 04´12 and then penguin.
To analyze anything with GA is waste of time, the only conclusion to get is that google is not a search engine anymore but a $ printing machine.
1. I am in the CST time zone (Chicago)
2. I share observations with several site owners in the UK and many times when they say good or bad traffic has started, it hits me 6 about hours later, not usually at the same time.
3. It always moves lower. Since 4/12 I have yet to see a recovery that sticks for more than a few hours or days.
Conversions are still in the gutter today, but with more action in the middle of the night than from all day yesterday.