Dymero - 9:05 pm on Jun 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
If you talk about it too much, people think you're crazy.
This is why I created this thread. It just didn't make sense to me why rankings seemed to be tracked to industry sales trends (or visits, which is also related). It seemed crazy, but there it is.
On a side note, we're having one of our best day-to-day weeks (meaning rev is up every day, compared to just some really good single day) in a month or so. And guess what? Traffic to the site as a whole, including organic, started going back up a couple weeks ago. Around the same time, rankings went back up. Coincidence?
By the way, I don't think it might be so weird that both organic and direct traffic go up at the same time, or down, even. Direct is a bit of a hodgepodge of actual direct type-ins, copy-ins, or bookmarks, and whatever else isn't tracked, including no-referrer organic in some cases. Also, if you're getting some buzz, everything should go up, and fall down a bit once you're out of a news cycle.
But to track so well with each other is really strange. You'd expect some times organic goes up and direct goes down, or vice versa. That's not what happens, though, at least not in our case.