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I'm not seeing it reflected in my traffic stats for today, at least not yet, but will be interesting to see how the U.S. holiday affects AdSense earnings over the coming weekend and next week. Last year [webmasterworld.com] many people saw varying degrees of decline, even some whose traffic came primarily from outside the U.S.
[edited by: martinibuster at 7:06 pm (utc) on Nov. 16, 2007]
We have been trying to compensate for this by finding a niche that performs best when people aren't at work. I think we have one, but the revenue stream is weak, and it takes a lot of hours invested to get back a return.
Would that there was a subject/topic that paid well every day.
traffic was down about 20% yesterday.
Are you referring to your logs traffic or Google Page Impressions?
Certainly my PI's were down a good 10%+ yesterday which is strange since I was expecting a downturn this week with ThanksGiving, so far it has not materialised although I guess that may change today!
Don't forget that PI's will be fewer if G does not have the ad inventory to serve up. Are you seeing the same ads or are they rotating?
This is the start of a complicated season. Ecommerce is way up, but traffic patterns are going to be disrupted until January due to American Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping, Christmas holidays, Christmas travel, New Year's, Hanukkah, and all the other winter solstice celebrations that go on around the world.
Maybe they've been saving up all my clicks and earnings for a month as a bonus tomorrow? :-)
Nah, everything seem normal ya dang turkeys!
Will people click on those higher priced ads, or will the depressed attitude of gift shoppers be reflected in lower CTRs?
So far, 18.00 UK time, I have had a "normal" pre-Glitch day, if it continues like this I'll be requesting for more US holidays:-)
Now I've written this I have no doubt everything will flush down the pan and return to the "new -40% norm".
My traffic is pretty evenly global (1-4% in all countries including US/UK) except for the Philippines 15%, go figure. I download my stuff (free software) and the money rolls in steady from the ads so I don't question it. I can never surmise why a small place like that drives so much traffic out of 100,000 visitors per day?