ethought - 5:33 pm on Dec 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
We are seeing significant drops in traffic and in turn conversions in the last week or so, especially the last few days (50%+ drops). I am hoping it is just the few days before xmas and hope / assume it will pick up after new years again.
The strange thing is for the last week or so from roughly about 9pm to 6am (Australian time) traffic and conversions seem okay then after about 6am conversions die until about 9pm again the next day. Seeing this for UK, AUS, US and NZ websites so don't think time of day is the issue - traditionally we got a pretty steady spread of traffic / conversions over 24 hours. It is quite strange, we get sales for the same few hours every day then almost nothing for the rest of the day...? It almost seems like we get a quota of sales for the day, once they are used up the traffic gets turned off. I don't see how that is possible over a network of sites but its certainly what it feels like at the moment.