I understand that on weekends people aren't sitting in front of their computers as much, so there are less searches and less hub views, but why does taffic to hubs dlow down on friday? Are that many people working a four day week, or is there some other reason. Any tips on how to boost traffic during this weekend lull?
Friday - the last day of the working week - people are partying!!! At least they are down by the 'shore'!
I hear what you are saying, especially in the summer, people are going down to the shore early to get the weekend started. People have had enough of the Internet by Friday. I actually see lighter traffic on Route 80 Friday mornings, which makes me wonder if a lot of people either work from home on Fridays or just work a four day week.
I commute from "down the short" to Montvale (and back!) - don't usually have to do this on Friday - but when I do it's a nightmare getting home. 2-3 hours in winter - 2-5 hours in summer - 90 mile commute!
Yes, Friday evenings have heavy traffic on 80 West. A lot of people from NYC and points east are heading out west for the weekend, I guess to PA or west of there. But, Friday mornings are the lighest commute on 80 East as far as mornings go. I suspect a lot of people either take 3 day weekends or just work from home on Fridays.
I have several hubs targeting young constructions workers - you know, the ones that hit the bars Friday night and don't wake up until Sunday. Those hubs always drop 25-50% on Friday.
I also have several targeting homeowners doing home improvements/repairs. The ones that work on their homes on the weekends, and those homes rise rapidly beginning about Friday and then drop off during the week.
I do still see the rollercoaster, but not so badly as I might, just by targeting different groups of readers.
I know a lot of people who take 3 day weekend and are off and running by Thursday night. Right now the snowmobiling is good in northern New Hampshire and they're here. I check my hubpages every day twice a day, at least.
Firstly, as mentioned, because most people have been looking at a computer screen all week and want to look at something else on the weekend. In poor SimeyC's case if he is unlucky then he gets to stare at the back of the car in front on Fridays.
Secondly, great strategy wilderness. The ups and downs of the construction workers during the week are countered by the ups and downs of the home improver during the weekend. Iron out some of the bumps.
Rock_nj, maybe you should follow wilderness's example and find some hub ideas for the weekend. Is there a sport or other weekend interest you could hub?
I have a couple of Hubs about home improvement, but I can take a look at the titles and the SEO to see if I can get them to rank higher in search engines (or write some new ones) to attract the attention of the weekend home improvement warriors. Thanks Wilderness and Big Blue for the ideas. I will take a look at wilderness's home improvement Hubs to see what he is doing right.
You thought of sports is a good one, and there have to be other reasons to search for weekend stuff as well. Travel, kid's activities, camping, auto customization or repair (I see the same thing there in the few that I have), crafts, woodworking projects, lawn care or landscaping - the list is endless.
As you say, the list is endless. I suppose we are all now spending the weekend coming up for ideas for hub. Back in front of the screen again
Quick! Write a hub on "Hubs for Weekend Traffic"!
Nah - more appropriate for me - How not to Spill your Guinness while writing Hubs on Weekends!
But, Simey, it's still only Friday. You could have yours ready and waiting for all the visitors looking for ideas while writing the same thing on Saturday!
Sorry wilderness, the mans drinking his Guinness. That really should not be rushed. As a Guinness man myself you will just have to take my word for this. Actually, better still, you could join us in a pint. You look the sort of person who would appreciate a drink for the more discerning man.
My drinking games instructions hubs ROCKET on Thurs, Fri, and Saturday mornings!
All depends what people are thinking about at different times
Small time-scale version of why my "Save Money on Christmas Gifts using Gift Cards" hub dropped to 0 after the holidays. (Now I changed it to how to buy and sell gift cards online for cash- we'll see if it goes back up)
Try a follow up hub to your drinking games, sure fire hangover cures. The simplest cure, apart from don't get drunk, is drink water before you go to sleep. As hangovers are caused by dehydration through the alcohol adding water back into your body helps. But where's the fun in that.
Try Goggling hangover cures and put out a number. Cover a big range of cures and try some extreme/outrageous ones, not dangerous though. And have a vote to see which one is most effective.
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