backdraft7 - 3:23 pm on Oct 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
There are so few people reported this kind of traffic that I wonder how wides"pread it really is.
Really tedster? I see nearly EVERYONE reporting odd on/off patterns, they are just reporting it in other topic areas and trying to hang it on other reasons.
Remember, "Zombie traffic" does not mean literal "Zombies". It's just non converting, poorly targeted traffic. I also find it difficult for those who run strictly adsense sites to call a site exit via an ad a conversion. Most who see this are selling an actual product or service.
Also, many stopped reporting it out of shear futility / frustration.
The new Google is clearly different from that prior to 5/2010.
The new Google results are in a constant state of flux...there is no stability these days. Even you have to admit that.