Shepherd - 5:28 pm on Jul 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
but can Googlebot read the new prices?
We don't use any markup or metadata but yes, the gbot can see the price. google has the data in this niche to compare prices, not sure if they would bother but I'm certainly not taking any theories off the table.
@frankleeceo: traffic is up 6% for Saturday through Wednesday over the same time period last week. Most of the traffic increase is coming from long tail searches that are ranking better. Obviously the examples I gave are not going to be seeing much traffic improvement, there's not a lot of difference in the traffic you get from being #127 and #31.
A completed transaction... If google can read it they would place more importance on it rather than dwelling time, bounce rate, or any other metrics no?
I would agree with that, especially if the site has been placed in the ecom bucket by google. Conversions are much more indicative of a good ecom site than the other metrics, an informational site would have to rely more on the other metrics.
Was it more profitable for the whole site after slashing the prices?
Revenue and profit lower but still profitable.
How many pageviews downstream within the site can Google track?
With Chrome I would have to think that the number of pageviews downstream google can track is limitless. 20% of our unique visitors use Chrome, 51% IE. I had no idea Chrome's percentage was that high until I just looked!