---- Seeing some big traffic dips with no ranking changes
not2easy - 4:49 pm on Dec 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
The next sign that something was changing was on Nov 21st, Google visited 33% more pages according to my logs and downloaded 100x(!) more data than average according to GWT.
They have become positively abusive in their crawling. I got a notification to bump up my bandwith settings for one domain around the 18th of Nov. and checking logs for the month I see that google downloaded 748,931Mb from one old languishing domain. No images, just html pages that average about 14kb each. GWT showed me a spike but no real numbers. In the same domain they had a note about delays in some files. duh. Is this Google's version of DDOS? Um, what do I get out of this equation?