Traffic on my busiest website usually drops by about 75% over the summer months (Northern hemisphere!). The reason is that the bulk of the traffic is education related (high school, middle school, and college students and teachers). I am taking some measures to broaden that market. However I am curious:
- How much of a drop (or increase) does everyone else see over the summer months?
Msg#: 5511 posted 11:02 pm on May 14, 2004 (gmt 0)
My Web site is a warm weather sports site, so my traffic does drop a bit in winter, but my international traffic keeps my page views consistent throughout the year (there's a whole other hemisphere out there...)
We have a few sites which are even keel all year round, several which are strictly seasonal ("Merry Widget") and most of the rest have a noticable drop when school closes down. I was just thinking about that a few minutes before I noticed this thread.
One major site has a 50% drop this time of year and does not come back until mid September. It has been that way since 1994.