Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 220.127.116.11
Forum Moderators: phranque
So my intention is to shut everything down for a week in late January. I will stop all adwords, overture and ebay ads. I will take all "buy" buttons off the site and put an autorespond to all emails.
I know it will mean a week without income but my holiday plans this year mean that net access (and even electricity) will be unavailable for that week.
So I was just wondering has anyone else done this? Will it have long term consequences or will a week not matter?
I guess my main concern is that if Google or MSN or Yahoo crawl my homepage that week will it have a flow-on effect in the serps in following weeks and months?
Don't lose sales - some people are prepared to wait AS LONG AS THEY ARE INFORMED - make sure you inform them clearly - preferably redirect the buy button to a closed page, allowing the customer to continue with their order if they want to.