Wilburforce - 8:16 am on Aug 22, 2013 (gmt 0)
I have seen a spike (approximate doubling) of Google referrals in the last 48 hours. This shows as a sudden large rise in both Impressions and Clicks in WMT, and is confirmed in my server logs.
Coupled with other sources this shows as a more modest (20%) increase in overall traffic, but it is the first increase of its kind in a couple of years: obviously there has been variation from day-to-day, week-to-week, etc, but the overall trend has been gradual decline with intermittent larger drops.
I'm not sure what to make of it. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are not days when I usually expect to see higher levels of consumer traffic, so on the face of it something might have happened to Google results in the last couple of days. Has anyone else noticed anything?