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This is going to be a long weekend in the United States folks, so put your seatbelts on. The weekend starts Friday as many leave early from work, or don't show up at all. It ends on Tuesday evening when the final rocket's red glare is but an ash falling gently to the ground as people drive away in their minivans.
That's five days of misery for some, five days of up and down for others. Misery loves company so we're all here for you. :)
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joined:May 21, 2002
Let the fireworks begin ;)
If I decided to keep the store open I'd either have to work or pay employees, or both. Sales would probably be very slow to non-existant and I'd wind up losing money.
If I closed the store, I wouldn't have any sales at all.
With the 'Net and Adsense on a couple of sites I can go out and do what everybody else is doing and the cash register still goes kaching, albeit at a slower pace.
At about 10 cents a day to keep the store open I get to enjoy a few summer days and still put a few bucks in my pocket.
joined:Apr 17, 2006
joined:Sept 20, 2004
Does anyone apart from AdSensers/AdWorders work more than a 4~5 days in a row these days?
Many folks, who would usually take trips to other cities for vacation - are staying put. Of course it is a holiday, so they'll probably stay away from the computer no matter where they are.
Either way, I think my stats will drop.
The last day of the month (Friday before July 4th holiday) was the worst day I've had in two months. Today, (Saturday morning has already doubled as far as this same time of day on Friday), so I have great hopes. Saturdays are USUALLY my worst day, so I am hopeful of perhaps a great July?
For those of you who have been doing this for years, do you usually find that people are less likely to shop (therefore not interested in clicking on ads), right before a holiday? I have no data to track as I've only been doing this for 2 and a half months.
Sheesh, think I'm hiding something? Have I ever hid anything from you guys? I'm pretty open, so don't pull that "you go first" crap on me unless you intend on going next. Thanks. ;)
I don't want to influence what others are posting, and it was still early Friday afternoon when I created this thread, so a bit early to post how the weekend was going... but since you asked, here goes.
The lead up to Friday were the best days of the month for some of my sites, while others were depressed. Overall they were the best days of the month, better than any days in May.
Because my sites are in different areas, I could see what sectors appeared to be doing well, and which were depressed. Overall it seemed like people were anxious to finish business so they could get out of the office on Friday.
While Friday was within range of most Fridays, it was slow getting there. Saturday appears to be on the low side, lower than any Saturday in June.
I normaly loose on the holiday day itself by about 50% but that is it. It is a download site(24 - 20 meg downloads) and I think many people bookmark it and come back at a time like this to get them so that cushions things a bit.
joined:Sept 20, 2004
The last time I saw traffic so low was mid-December running up to and through Xmas and July 4th weekend 2005!
joined:Oct 27, 2001
I see the World Cup as a bigger threat to my income than July 4 will be. Come to think of it, I was watching the Portugal-England game myself a few hours ago. :-)
I think this slump mainly due to the footie, once people sober up and stop feeling sorry for themselves it'll hopefully be business as usual.
Unfortunately it has all been on the interstate, and little on my sites.
Oh well, in my entire 40+ years I've only had two jobs that had paid holidays, so this is nothing new. Actually, AdSense pays better than 0% so I'm coming out ahead.
If you are really stressing your income from day to day, you should go get a job working for the state.