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Does Thanksgiving Adsense Traffic Go Down?
When does the adsense traffic decline start?
Erku




msg:1444473
 10:32 pm on Nov 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

I assume that during Thanksgiving the Adsense traffic will decline.

However, when does the decline start? Monday, Tuesday? or Wednesday?

I see lower traffic for few days.

How is yours?

 

dcheney




msg:1444474
 11:01 pm on Nov 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

Like most such things it depends on the website.

If you get a lot of international traffic, there won't be any difference.

If its a site on cooking turkeys, traffic will skyrocket on Thursday morning.

etc. etc.

OptiRex




msg:1444475
 12:44 am on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

If you get a lot of international traffic, there won't be any difference.

You've gotta be joking?

Either I'm going to get the biggest-ever click dump overnight or Thanksgiving clicked in about 6 hours ago...lots of travelling methinks...

Nitrous




msg:1444476
 12:56 am on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Im with Optirex or google just did something evil!

Good earnings up till today this month.

ken_b




msg:1444477
 1:00 am on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

What's "Adsense traffic"?

Traffic to my site generally holds up quite well on holidays and the days just before and after.

Nitrous




msg:1444478
 1:05 am on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Traffic down 10%, click through down 1 percent, ecpm down 20 percent! Advertisers on hol? Earnings down about 20 percent.

OptiRex




msg:1444479
 1:27 am on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Earnings down about 20 percent.

Yep, I'd go further than that after an excellent month so far...if I end up only 25% down for Wednesday, allowing for standard deviation of course, then I'll not be far off the mark!

Bearing in mind my traffic truly is global, I have never seen the scenario at this time of the morning, 01.25 GMT, whereby I have no visitors on-line from Japan, China or India...maybe they're "relaxing" too? :-))

Nitrous




msg:1444480
 6:29 am on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Maybe adsense is just busted today? It was down in places according to this forum somewhere.

david_uk




msg:1444481
 7:39 am on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Is it that time of the year again?

I find that weekends and public holidays my site traffic is down. In fact, whenever corporate America isn't at it's desk surfing the internet. That doesn't necessarily mean that adsense income is reduced. I'd guess that site topic is an important factor in your site traffic patterns, and that may affect adsense income.

There are just so many variables it's impossible to guess! Just enjoy the holiday and cease worrying about adsense for a day or so.

Nitrous




msg:1444482
 7:45 am on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

What holidays!
Not everyone has your holiday!
In fact I dont like it... It reduces my income!

cellularnews




msg:1444483
 10:18 am on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

On my site, the business traffic declines slightly during US holidays, but the consumer traffic surges.

Quite a nice balance frankly.

Anyhow, my other ad agency just did a deal to buy up all my traffic on Friday for the entire day :)

OptiRex




msg:1444484
 10:48 am on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Wednesday ended up 15% down which was better better than expected however Thursday has started very quietly...

Probably it's all the processing power going into printing my cheques:-)

mrSEman




msg:1444485
 1:49 pm on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

I thought about not posting this but I'm in the giving mood.

The trick to recover holiday earnings is to create a few good pages on holidays. Even if your main interest is Widgets aimed at corporate america, spin off a few articles on how your widgets are affecting the turkey population or something.

Personally my holiday pages get a rush pre-holiday and the extra earnings there more than cover any losses due to holidays. Now if I could only figure out how to get people off the beach and clicking in the summer slump I'd be set!

OptiRex




msg:1444486
 4:49 pm on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

You'll never believe this!

One account is absolutely on fire today...it's hit the daily average with 15 hours to go! But I have to admit that it's US traffic is very low even though it has enviable SERPs on all engines for a very coveted word...strange that eh?

It's EPC is well-up on recent days.

The other account was doing well until the usual US kick-in...which obviously has not happened...surprise, surprise.

At least it's giving me a chance to catch up on the backlog of work!

krod




msg:1444487
 4:57 pm on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

people have the day off in the US. Most of them probably spend some time online.

wrgvt




msg:1444488
 5:12 pm on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

My traffic and earnings so far today look normal. I could be on target for my best month ever (beating last month).

OptiRex




msg:1444489
 6:16 pm on Nov 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've just been checking my logs and I've come to the conclusion that a click dump must be imminent!

Already my logs are showing similar to a "normal" weekend whereas Adsense page impression stats on my main account is 50% down...stop printing all those cheques...updation please...

hunderdown




msg:1444490
 6:14 am on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Weds./Thurs./Fri. of this week all significantly down from the average over the past few months--from a third to a half. Worse than I expected. Wasn't this bad last year. Though last year, I was only earning about half as much....

ogletree




msg:1444491
 7:16 am on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Every single major holiday my traffic goes down and has for several years.

OptiRex




msg:1444492
 3:59 pm on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thought I'd just post my earnings stats for the past 3 full days and, of course, allowing for standard deviation:

Wednesday: -12.5%
Thursday: -35.7% Both CTR and earnings down precisely the same!
Friday: Normal - this surprised me
Saturday: Normal so far today

Anyone else analysed their stats as yet?

annej




msg:1444493
 4:35 pm on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

My traffic will be down somewhat until January. Then it will boom. My site attacts women interested in a hobby and now they are now they are busy making things for Christmas and general prep for the holidays.

In Jan. they finally have time to themselves and maybe some Christmas gift money that they can now spend on their favorite pursuit.

I have a few years of stats so I know my trends.

Hmm, this just got me to thinking, maybe I need to build some Christmas themed pages to combat this trend.

Thez




msg:1444494
 4:58 pm on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Past few days a bit lower than usual, but today so far looks absolutely brilliant. Some pages are doing 4 times higher than normal in both eCPM and CTR.

Can't wait until end of they day :)

maxgoldie




msg:1444495
 5:48 pm on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thursday: down 33%
Friday: down 37%
Saturday: "normal"

ann




msg:1444496
 6:48 pm on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

This month, shot to H***

dollarshort




msg:1444497
 11:42 pm on Nov 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

I hate weekends and holidays...

cellularnews




msg:1444498
 9:17 am on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

It is also interesting to note that my eCPM is higher from non-US traffic.

When the USA is closed, my income remains roughly static, although I lose about 10% of the traffic.

Also, during the day, the morning (UK time) starts off with a nice high eCPM, then drops sharply at 2pm (UK time) when the USA east coast starts hitting the site.

Marcia




msg:1444499
 9:34 am on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Wednesday way down, Thursday even further down, then picked right up to normal (and better) on Friday and kept rolling all weekend with a record high for a Sunday, which is usually slow.

I think a lot depends on the niche and seasonal factors.

sallam




msg:1444500
 10:49 am on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

cellularnews,
how do you tell where your visitors are coming from? do you use a specific tool? or the usual awstats?

OptiRex




msg:1444501
 12:01 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Also, during the day, the morning (UK time) starts off with a nice high eCPM, then drops sharply at 2pm (UK time) when the USA east coast starts hitting the site.

Yep, I'd concur with that, some of our eCPMs have gone through the roof over the past few days and I can only come to a couple of reasons for this.

1. The rogue bots which make impressions, and there are some about, are on holiday too!

2. That Americans surf more eratically than precisely and this begs abother question.

Are Europeans more exact in their searching habits or by using Google.co.uk/de/it/etc, are they able to drill down to what they're looking for faster?

Does this mean that Americans are having to filter through loads of sites, highly-ranked foreign sites in Google.com, before they can find what they're searching for locally/USA?

I don't know the answer except for the fact this happens everyday.

21_blue, you have lots of data. What do you say?

cellularnews




msg:1444502
 2:00 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

how do you tell where your visitors are coming from? do you use a specific tool? or the usual awstats?

We use an ad server with geo-targetting enabled.

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