europeforvisitors - 4:50 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)
One thing you might consider is that we are out of the "buying" season. Christmas is over and so is the bargain month of January. Most gov. budgets have been spent and are waiting for new funding.
It all depends on the topic. For many travel sites, there's steady growth in both traffic and advertising revenues from January through summer--and, in some cases, well into the fall. (My European travel site's slowest time of year is during the Christmas-shopping season, when traffic and revenues at the widget sites are at their peak.)