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Drop in Traffic for Google, Yahoo in Apr

Drop in Traffic for Google, Yahoo in Apr

     
6:36 am on Apr 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I need to double-check with you guys if you receive less traffic (or referrals) for the month of April(as compared to Mar). For my site, the number of referrals from Google, Yahoo has decreased by 1/3. So I'm wondering if the general trend is decreasing.

7:06 am on Apr 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No, month on month (excluding Easter weekend) for raw numbers I see Google decreasing a tad (less than 0.5%), Yahoo and MSN increasing a little (1.5%).

AJ seems to have topped out for now (pity), and AOL is definitely in decline :).

It appears MSN is getting the new users, AOL is losing the old users, Google is marginally down, and Yahoo is Yahoo - it hasn't moved much since the first time it showed Inktomi based results 3+ years ago.

12:44 pm on Apr 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have had a similar experience. My sites in April are showing a sharp decline in traffic for Google. I show an increase in Yahoo and MSN. I don't know what is going on with Google but they need to get their act together.
12:49 pm on Apr 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing an increase in traffic from Google, Yahoo, and MSN in April vs. previous months. Big increase from Google starting sometime Sunday.

Beth

3:41 pm on Apr 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>"Yahoo - it hasn't moved much since the first time it showed Inktomi based results 3+ years ago."

? percentages, Do you mean 2+ months ago?

My Yahoo referrals spiked beginning the night of Feb 17 when the changeover to INK began. I was getting 1,300 - 1,800 Yahoogles and then beginnning Feb 17, I began getting 3,300 - 4,000 Yahinks. This has since backed down to 2,100 - 2,800. MSN's have bounced around 2,000 - 3,000. Googles (excluding Google IP address referrals) have held steady around 4,000, give or take 500.

So, to answer the original question, I haven't seen any April drop per se.

12:48 am on Apr 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi fleet11,

Which industry are you in? My site is a B2B marketplace and referrals from the site is highly important to my site.