TheMadScientist - 6:38 am on Jan 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
I believe most of the "Zombie" thread reports/interpretations were mis-interpreted bot traffic not specific to Google.
The mobile and country specific determinations were enough to lead the the conclusions I've posted in the two threads I cited ... Worrying about 'exactly what type of visitor the traffic was from for every specific site' when it wasn't reported, rather than looking at the bigger picture of why it's happening is part of the problem I see with most people being able to figure anything out from it ... Sometimes you have to look without the assumptions and 'just go with what's reported' then try to 'figure things out from there' to see the 'bigger picture' and as I noted in the thread, some people missed it, because they were too busy arguing rather than actually investigating and trying to find answers ... Basically, I went with the 'facts presented' rather than working with an assumption, which is what your view is ... My approach led to some very insightful conclusions and meaningful discussions.