7_Driver - 8:18 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thank goodness for Webmaster World - it's great to find this thread:
Just doing last months stats, and found one of my sites hit by this too:
Started on 21st Feb, home page goes from getting < 200 landings per day, peaked with nearly 8,000 landings on 22nd Feb - declined since then - held fairly steady last week at 2,000 landings per day - early signs of further decline to 1,000 landings per day yesterday.
My "visitors" are using IE, hitting the home page and bouncing, and originate in North America - so pretty typical footprint.
Has anyone found any other discussions about this problem on the web? It would be interesting to know how widespread it is.
I'll see if my hosting company has any ideas - but hopefully if Google (and Microsoft) are aware of the problem then a solution will appear soon...