Convergence - 12:58 am on Apr 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
The real "tying together" point for me though is when traffic is down, it's up overall due to expansions, but when it's down on an hourly basis relative to the previous week or year, I get a lower number of pages when I do a site: search. When it's up the site: search is "at it's peak" for pages indexed.
Exactly what we're seeing with our site. When there is flux traffic fluxes with it.
Top it off by getting different totals throughout the day - talking 800K difference AND sometimes it's at the same time when using site:example.com and site:example.com/ (with forward slash).
Today has been "stable" with a peak of 827K pages on both site:example.com and site:example.com/
Yet no real traffic...