Hmm. My stats are normal in terms of traffic, but very good EPC. Maybe some advertisers came back after the holiday weekend.
My stats seem normal except for earnings, 50% down from every other day in November
What people believe from hearing it over and over, and what is factual regarding shopping traits and such, rarely coincide. Though a functional link would not be appropriate, checking out the snopes scoop may offer some alternative food for thought.
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Cyber Monday at most has significant meaning to those with retail related content and ads.
Most of my websites are not about shopping stuff. I mostly write non-commercial content, articles about topics and issues. So no real cyber monday for me...
Kevin, interesting post. Just in case the link gets deleted, the biggest shopping day every year seems to be the Saturday before Xmas. I would have thought that Boxing Day generated more sales.
Boxing Day is mainly a Canadian holiday, the Americans do not celebrate it.
Don't fergit the Brits, they box, too.
Really? I never twigged to that. What more perfect follow-up to Christmas than lining up buy even more stuff?
Good info. I of course started the thread with the info Google news fed me. Just shows you the power of the media.
Too bad that article didn't really talk about online sales. With the inherant delays caused by shipping wait times, I'm sure the online numbers would be at least somewhat earlier.
<-- takes the 5th on the number of times I've gone knocked down 95% or more of my holiday shopping on Dec 23 and/or Dec 24, and for online or brick/mortar trips between Dec 26 and Dec 31 to cover multiple birthdays and anniversaries which arise in January.
Boxing Day is a holiday observed throughout most of the Commonwealth...which just happens to be about 1/3 of the world's population in case you were wondering!
As for "Cyber Monday"....
I would have to say that this Myth is Definitely Busted!