Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: buckworks

Message Too Old, No Replies

Traffic down?

1:59 pm on Sep 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 8, 2004
votes: 0

Has anyone else seen a slow decline in traffic over the last 3 weeks? Is this the normal pre-christmas slowdown?
4:27 pm on Sept 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Moderator from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator lifeinasia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Dec 10, 2005
votes: 24

It all depends on your target audience. Kids have gone back to school, summer vacations are over, etc.
7:31 pm on Sept 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:June 25, 2002
votes: 0

August to September is a big shift - for us it means everyone's back at work and making those purchasing decisions they put off while the boss was in Tuscany. I like September..
7:54 pm on Sept 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:May 6, 2005
votes: 0

Our sales are up 60% so far over the dog-days of August. Customers seem to be in a buying mood right now.
8:34 pm on Sept 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Mar 21, 2006
votes: 0

check out google trends to see if your main keyword phrases have a slump during this time of year - we saw a similar decrease and were able to identify that there were similar slumps in 2004 and 2005.
6:14 pm on Sept 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 11, 2005
votes: 0

Like LifeinAsia says, it depends on who your audience is. Remember also, there are political elections now that people are also paying attention to. We always saw a slump around major events like that.

So, now is the time to add some more features or products or pages to your site, in time for the holiday season...

3:59 am on Sept 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

joined:July 26, 2006
votes: 0

Well at least gas prices are going down so they will have money to spend again very soon. Also google is right in the middle of an update so things are all over the place in the SE results.
4:27 am on Sept 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member from US 

5+ Year Member

joined:Sept 21, 2006
votes: 0

September has been great for us, surpassed our Total August gross with another 8 days to spare.

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members