Week 1 complete. Prices raised to normal pricing today. User metrics returned pretty much back to expected levels with the exception of conversion rate which stayed surprisingly higher.
Just thinking out loud here, I wonder if the higher conversion rate/improved metrics over the last week may have tipped our site profile from informational to eCommerce.
Have not seen any ranking changes of any significance as of yet (and certainly don't expect to this soon).
Thanks to Rustybrick for mentioning this thread in his weekly search buzz recap. (hey Barry, you can always sticky me if you have questions)
As of right now, unless we see ranking movement back to previous ranks I'm going to have to say that there's not much compelling evidence of user metrics being the cause of the ranking increases we experienced.
Looking forward to seeing what next week brings.