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Effect of World Cup and weather

     
9:10 am on Jul 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've heard grumblings from some on the AdSense side as well as some SEM's that unseasonably warm June weather coupled with the World Cup has slowed down overall search impressions/clicks/conversions by 20% in the month of June.

Anyone have any thoughts on whether or not the weather and th Cup are having such an impact?

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11:18 am on July 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Is that 20% down on last June? or just 20% down against a yearly average?
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20pct down vs Q1 averages.
10:46 pm on July 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would always expect to see a summer downturn, 20% would not be out of the ordinary.

I would expect to see a drop of about 33% for the summer months (July/August) against Jan/Feb/Mar. It is just the nature of holidays and business, the June drop may be slightly affected by the weather and the world cup - but a lot of what I have seen is that match times are very low but you get a compensating effect before and after.