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drop in traffic from G from 15:00(ish) on Thursday

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9:41 pm on Aug 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,
please let this thread sink to the bottom and die if nobody else has noticed the same.

I have a 30% drop in traffic I can trace back to approx 15:00 on Thursday 3rd August.

From this point my referrals from G dropped 30% (or thereabouts) and have been the same Friday and today.

Anyone else seem a similar drop? Strange thing is I cannot see where I have dropped any rank - just fewer referrals. My main phrases are all ok, maybe its the long tail stuff that's dropped and will only become apparent over time. Nothing aeems different at all - just the level of traffic. Anyone also see this?

5:40 am on Aug 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I know that our traffic was WAY off as well ... the phones in our office were virtually silent most of the day on friday. Sales were ok though.

I do know that Google was spidering us like crazy. I guess my offerings to the google gods were accepted :)

2:55 pm on Aug 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Me too, Jenkers,

I don't unsterstand it either. Traffic improved a little (and I do mean "little") on Friday, but is still WAY below expected norms.

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Oddly, a cursory check of a couple of datacenters shows no slipped in my posotioning in the serps. But still, traffic from G is somehow demonstrably reduced.
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we had exactly the same 30% drop starting at about that time too - we have yet to recover.
11:21 pm on Aug 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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still the same here - I don't suppose you guys are uk too?

chances are this will all blow over come the new week - but its very strange. If there's any common thread I'd like to investigate it.

12:14 am on Aug 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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very low traffic on all sites, however it is sunday... tomorrow we shall really see what is up
1:16 am on Aug 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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about 30 -40% drop here since Aug 3rd
1:31 am on Aug 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Same here. Started Thursday and has continued to drop since then.

No change in listings.

Referrals from the engines are down slightly too, but not as high in percentage.

I figured it's most likely seasonal and will stabilize within a week or two and then recover into next month.

 

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