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Cyber-Monday stats slowness
probably to be expected

 3:24 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Here's another slow-stats post - leave now if you hate these.

Today is know as Cyber Monday in America. The number one online shopping day in the year.

It follows Black Friday, the number one bricks & mortar shopping day in America.

I'm seeing slow stats this morning. I'm hoping this is due to the huge load Google is under with happy shopping clickers!



 3:36 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hmm. My stats are normal in terms of traffic, but very good EPC. Maybe some advertisers came back after the holiday weekend.


 4:01 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

My stats seem normal except for earnings, 50% down from every other day in November


 4:10 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

[amused look]
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.


[/amused look]

[edited by: bakedjake at 4:35 pm (utc) on Nov. 28, 2005]
[edit reason] linked URL [/edit]


 4:24 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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...


 4:31 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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.


 4:36 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Boxing Day is mainly a Canadian holiday, the Americans do not celebrate it.


 4:38 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Don't fergit the Brits, they box, too.


 4:38 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Really? I never twigged to that. What more perfect follow-up to Christmas than lining up buy even more stuff?


 4:40 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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.


 5:04 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

<-- 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.


 5:25 pm on Nov 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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!


 5:04 am on Nov 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

As for "Cyber Monday"....
I would have to say that this Myth is Definitely Busted!

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