backdraft7 - 12:57 pm on Nov 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
The general "I deserve more Google traffic" thread might be more appropriate for your post.
Thanks for the laugh! That's one of the most ill informed, snide comments I've read so far.
Consider a pattern like this: 14, 16, 15, 12, 12, 0, 0, - that's a 7 day sample.
Traffic for those days :951, 1116, 1270, 1128, 976, 985, 1012 - so clearly it's not about TRAFFIC! It's ZOMBIE periods! I already get plenty of traffic thank you.
I realize that my observations are unique. I really shouldn't bother sharing data, that way those of you who "come to this thread making inane comments without a clue" can remain in the dark. Look, my site is a dozen years old. We never experienced these distinct ON/OFF periods prior to 5/2010. Since then it's gotten progressively worse.
We've come up with many theories, but like all other problems observed on WebmasterWorld, they are just that, theories. Understand this: GOOGLE DOESN"T WANT YOU/ME TO FIGURE THEM OUT!
If we did, all they'd do is change it up again. Go ahead and try to figure it out, you'll just be chasing your tail.
It's ridiculous that sites go from gangbusters one day to absolutely zip the next, but many times it coincides with a med to large update. Apparently my site is on a fine line that gets hit regularly.
My observations may be useless to you, and if that's the case, read the title of the thread and if it says "ZOMBIES", skip reading it and you'll avoid the chafe.