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"Zombie traffic" - is anyone else seeing lowered conversions since Good Friday?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by xplosiv, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. xplosiv

    xplosiv Power Member

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    Hey everyone

    I've dealt with various periods of time where my website simply does not convert, even though it gets the same amount of traffic (give or take a few) almost every day. My rankings remain unchanged, and it appears to be a widespread problem among many different industries, as well as affecting organic as well as paid results.

    There is a much longer discussion here, and another thread that was deleted.

    But I must ask - has anyone else been experiencing this lately? This first started in September last year, but has been on/off up for a while. The longest stretch has been the start of this year... suspiciously enough, every time I experience it, it coincides with the end of a quarter.

    Now, Google is definitely screwing with something when we get these bouts of crap traffic -- my question is where is that traffic going? (remember, ranks remain relatively unchanged).

    Thanks everyone - I figure an uncensored opinion here is better than treading the whitehatters space.
     
  2. Gary Carlyle

    Gary Carlyle Regular Member

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    Are you tracking whaty keywords they come from and which convert? That is really important for a pro SEO.

    It will change though anyway. Human behaviour is not robotic of course.
     
  3. xplosiv

    xplosiv Power Member

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    I have a pretty good idea what keywords are converting and I am tracking the majority of them.

    And I am fully aware that it can vary - but that does not explain why people are getting significantly different conversion rates when particular keywords have historically "brought home the bacon". Going from converting traffic to NO conversions is very concerning.