Awarn - 4:37 pm on Dec 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
I once saw in the data where google hit on my search page and had a series searches for various terms. It was all mobile traffic I believe since it had tags stating safari. It was coming from Europe. Was a lot of searches. I have since changed that so it that google doesn't index that for just random words. Now I don't really notice that type of traffic. It could be just a mobile bot that gets in a search area on sites are hits a database and it just keeps digging.
I think Google is having issues with the whole mobile thing and maybe we are somewhat of a test group. I wonder how many of the sites hit by Panda or Penquin or have the zombie traffic are sites that have made attempts to make their sites mobile friendly? Is there a pattern? Are we using redirects for mobile or CSS or what? Are we really better off to attempt to pursue this mobile market if in fact Google may be having trouble interpretting the results?
For example many of us sit here and say our traffic is off 40% or more. We are seeing more mobile traffic which seems to be harder to get to convert to sales. So we are being hit by Google with normal traffic losses and increases in mobile traffic but we just don't get the conversions. So would be better off to play dumb until the system is perfected? Basically abandon mobile development.