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[edited by: aakk9999 at 7:08 pm (utc) on Oct 19, 2015]
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
"I see only this, therefore you see only this too, no other explanation is required"
Zombies do not strongly correlate with big updates.
Now that is a stretch to what I actually said. I was trying to shed some light on this whole zombie thing with some explanation of what is going on.
We get a lot of unrelated traffic that doesn't convert... The difference is we don't call it some odd ball name because it is clear what google is doing. During "most" updates google turns something off while rolling it out that sends us traffic from the wrong countries or whatever.and
You guys are really trying to confuse the situation by not saying where the traffic is coming from
For me, Zombies are related to the traffic shaping many people report - similar to the description of events offered by Simon_H.
[edited by: reseller at 8:56 pm (utc) on Oct 13, 2015]
In terms of why Google do not want to match users to websites with great accuracy all the time, I think the answer is that they *do* want to. But the fact is that there will always be a high proportion of search queries that Google isn't confident about matching and it has to show the user *some* results for these.
If this were the case, then there would be a baseline of sales coming from good traffic. On zombie days sales are next to none. In other words, there is no floor on zombie traffic - Google is in a repeated pattern of either sending good traffic or not, which should not be confused with a certain percentage of overflow traffic that Google can't target.
Sooner or later the real Google story will all be plastered over the news just like the Enron/Volkswagen mass fraud stories...
problem is that these allegations are hard to prove in a court of law and Google know it. Its founders know it... most of what they are doing can not be framed as "illegal". Disgusting, questionable or filthy greedy maybe. But not illegal.
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