MrSavage - 4:01 am on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
Without getting deep into my traffic, I do get a sense of traffic. Unscientific as it were.
I haven't seen a drastic decrease in traffic, but to me the site is pretty much dead.
To put it another way, the traffic isn't posting comments, they aren't click "+1's", they aren't buying anything. It's dead traffic and yes, I have that sensation. I see numbers in stats but the "feel" I have is that it's meaningless traffic.
In the summer, the same volume of traffic was doing things like commenting, clicking +1's, buying stuff, sending emails, etc. Big difference now and the numbers really aren't that far off.
Other than not spending more time on the site, I can't see a way to improve this. It's a very odd feel. Zombies, bots, or whatever you want to call it. It's complete junk and you don't need to look at stats to prove it. Look at any of the interactions on the site.
Another theory is that people coming to my site can't understand the language. It's the same way in which I'm getting so many foreign sites in my search result pages. Frankly this isn't worth much of my time. This situation isn't begging me to invest more time in a site that appears unable to convert right now.
Wake me up when it's over.