backdraft7 - 5:03 pm on Aug 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
I hate to break out the "Z" word again, but it sure looks like they are back. The entire month of July was a gradual recovery. The last week started out great on Sunday, Monday, double digit sales on Tuesday and Wednesday, slow late in the day on Thursday and then the rug pulled out on Friday with semi-normal traffic levels (according to GWMT, my server logs differ) and then dead on Saturday even though there are a dozen or more Zom...I mean visitors, on the site at any one time. This is usually a sure fire indication that another major algo is propagating.
Also, anyone else notice that Adsense is slow to load on your pages? Even search is occasionally sluggish. Sometimes it seems Google's own powerhouse data center is on it's knees. Cross checked with similar speed issues on 2 XP boxes, one Win 7 box, one iMac and one Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 mobile device.