SevenCubed - 10:43 pm on Sep 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
So now when we have the zombies figured out, how does google start sending zombies that doesn't convert and then switch to "real people"? Do they send mobile traffic for 30 minutes and then desktop people for an hour? Does Google not just retrieve search results and send it to anyone who requests it or is it personalized even down to what phone you have?
Interesting turn of events here with this zombie stuff if it's leading in the right direction. I'll throw my thoughts into the ring, framed around gehrlekrona comments.
Lets consider it's not google intentionally sending zombies. That implies they are smart enough to differentiate between good searchers and bad searchers but they cannot because they cannot differentiate between good SERPs and bad ones -- something that's under their control -- zombie stuff isn't so it's beyond their intentional control.
What if the packets of zombies are people addicted to the internet? As in, it is periods of transitions when they leave home in the morning (their desktops), reconnect via their mobile devices (while stuck in commuter hell), then reconnect again at work via desktop, then reconnect again via mobile on the homeward bound trip, and finally make their purchase from home PC after having researched it at various times during the day.
Maybe more insight can be dug up by those who monitor and track this zombie stuff by paying attention to time of day it is most prevalent. Keep in mind there are many time zones, especially in North America, and so it can be a sliding scale. For what it may or may not be worth, I'm just thinking out loud.