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How did your site perform on Black Friday?

     
8:03 am on Nov 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Our main site was on the most crappy, lowest indexed datacenter on G.com (all other G search properties were on standard datacenters).

Traffic increased in the last days to 100%, but all non US. From the 100% + traffic the bounce was terrible and overall conversations and sales stayed the same as usual!

Looks like the door to the US Black Friday market was locked to us!
11:19 pm on Nov 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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For online sales, Cyber Monday has replaced Black Friday....

Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day
Bloomberg Businessweek
November 26, 2012

[businessweek.com...]

NEW YORK (AP) Bye-bye Black Friday. So long Small Business Saturday. Now, it's Cyber Monday's turn.

Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed online sales spiked on the Monday following Thanksgiving, is the next in a series of days that stores are counting on to jumpstart the holiday shopping season.

It's estimated that this year's Cyber Monday will be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third year in a row....

Also, it should be noted, many brick and mortar chains as well as online sites now have smartphone apps, which will take a portion of the sales. Not clear whether those sales would come from online sites or from the stores, or from both... or whether they'd make the total pie larger (unlikely, I think).

Our main site was on the most crappy, lowest indexed datacenter on G.com (all other G search properties were on standard datacenters).

At this point in Google's evolution, I don't believe that the data center your site is on (if it's possible to describe it that way) has anything to do with the amount of traffic you get. These datacenters, I've assumed, are there for load balancing... and perhaps too for testing.

lowest indexed datacenter

There is some latency among them, but I don't think it's a static per-site situation. Anyone watching datacenters closely enough to describe the situation more clearly?
12:30 am on Nov 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Mammalized and covered with a flightless bird poop - 0 sales today.
1:30 am on Nov 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

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What "Black Friday"?...

Crickets.
 

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