backdraft7 - 2:27 pm on Aug 25, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: phranque at 6:46 am (utc) on Aug 26, 2013]
I know we all like to jump on Google when traffic is off, but I still suspect some odd global network issues. I know of a few others who have observed the "spam volume" phenomenon - when sales / conversions are high, traffic level is normal but spam volume is high, when sales / conversions are low, traffic again seems normal, but spam volume is very low. Not sure if it's even worth mentioning, but it is highly repeatable. Today started off with very little spam, and no sales...last Sunday, the day started with a flood of spam and a ton of sales. Both days started with similar traffic levels.
[edit reason] clean up system tracks [/edit]
[edited by: phranque at 6:46 am (utc) on Aug 26, 2013]