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Come on guys, while yes having that tool would be of great value, actually having a WORKING tool that could accurately calculate the ON / OFF periods is virtually impossible, and it it were, Google would surely waste no time in making it so.
Our Adwords spend doubles on Google zombie traffic days and conversions are normally few to none.
Those in Adwords should closely monitor their conversions and traffic quality. If you see an influx of foreign and irrelevant traffic like I do, you may want to pause your spending until organics shows signs of a return to relevant traffic. This normally happens in 2-3 days for me. Granted this requires a lot of traffic data monitoring, but if you spend a lot on Adwords then pausing campaigns daily as needed can save you a lot of money.
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We get a lot of unrelated traffic that doesn't convert just like many othersAgreed, that's the broad description
sends us traffic from the wrong countries or whatever.Sure, turning off geo-filters can be part of it. Certainly there are frequent, loud, complaints were that people are getting foreign traffic (and conversely, foreign [read: US] sites are showing up in local searches). However, some of us get non-interacting traffic from within normal geographic sources. It looks a lot more like poor matching of query intention. Fair enough if you don't see this (YMMV) but it's a bit of a leap to say
It is not a phantom zombie, just googles way of rolling out updates that has been this way for a couple years at leastZombies do not strongly correlate with big updates. You could argue that it happens with small updates, but since small updates are more-or-less daily, that is akin to saying there are no geo-filters ever, which is clearly nonsense.
people on here like to dream up new names for things that they don't understandYes. That is how things get names. You notice something that has not been identified, then you can choose make do with a description forever, or give it a name for shorthand.
intentional Google rank/placement sabotage