johnny_joe - 5:29 pm on Nov 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
ohno, I see the same thing you are seeing. It is like the local G server you use has not changed but all the others have .. All your words are near the same in the listing, but all 7 billion people in this planet are on some other server..
It looks to me like there are two monthly updates, or maybe should be called maintenance adjustments. On the 4th of every month I see a small increase in traffic, and on the 22nd it falls back a little more than it gained. The overall trend in google and google clones like AOL, is declining traffic and keywords. And we get more and more outside the country visits which do not purchase anything. I do great in all other search engines but they have no search volume and are trying to get us to move over to them.
There is no mystery here, They are like any other business and make changes that will maximize their profit. If there is a mystery, it is why everyone keeps looking at google as a friend that is giving them free gifts, like their spyware analytics program that everyone is so happy to use.