nomis5 - 8:45 am on Jul 26, 2013 (gmt 0)
the clamp is back on, now back 1 to 4 visitors at a time, never more, always less. The natural patterns of the web are long dead and now appear highly manipulated on a daily / hourly basis.
Interesting remark but it needs to be taken further - who or what limiting the amount of visitors? The implication from your post is that G is limiting the number of visitors. However is it also a possibility that publishers are effectively doing this?
Adwords and addwords users are becoming more and more sophisticated and possibly their usage of the system, not G, is the reason for what you see?