alephh - 11:21 pm on Feb 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Before you jump to a conclusion first jump to your server logs...
Naturally I did that - and I'm pretty sure anyone earning any serious money online and facing problems does that immediately (kinda goes without saying) - Traffic amount, where it comes from, and when, and why... all is normal. Nothing to report.
There are times (=problems) when logs are useless.
Chinese aren't spending much on AdWords...
Common myth. Latest stats that I saw showed that USA was spending ONLY 4-5 times more on online ads as China. So China is nothing to sneeze at - especially considering the growth rate of their online spending - and the fact that they will soon be (if they already aren't) the world's largest producer of manufactured goods.
And isn't most """American spending""" Chinese/foreign spending... ;-D For example foreign ownership of American sound recording industries is 97% - it's not American money they are spending on advertising, it's Chinese/European.