I live in the U.S. -- east coast, to be more time-specific for the sake of this thread.
Lately it seems the majority of my clicks here at HubPages and on my own websites take place overnight. Don't get me wrong. It's nice to wake up to those clicks, but I am just wondering what's happening.
How about you guys?
Thanks in advance for your input on this. I don't know if this is indicative of any kind of trend or not.....
It makes a difference where u live. I live in australia and I know we are 8 hours behind england, I think we are about 12 hours infront of america. maybe behind cant remember.
So I get english comments when I wake up in the mornings.
I hope that explains it ok. Just time difference thats all
I live in the USA and I seem to get most of my clicks in the evenings. Hmm.
Ditto for me, and I live in Canada. I don't mind at all...it's a great way to start the day!
I live in the USA and 2/3rds of my clicks come in overnight. From what I can trace with google analytics, most of them come from US search engines too.
Mine seem to come mostly at night as well, usually after 9pm or so.
i dont get any. hmmm. it is all relative though. today is tomorrow, and yesterday is today...depending on where you live.
I'm in Australia, and my clicks happen when the other hemisphere wakes up.
I live on the US East Coast, and mine are usually slow until at least mid-afternoon (about noon Google-headquarters time). They often take big jumps late in the evening, so even if I have only - like - $4 at 6 p.m. I know it could still be a "good day" by 3:00 a.m. I usually don't see much between 3 a.m. and 7:00 (my time), and it's usually slow most mornings until (again) afternoon. Once in a great while I'll be shocked to see something like $7 at 9:00 a.m., but that's not usual.
I've always imagined it takes until afternoon for UK people to be through with dinner and whatever, then the American-continent (and thereabouts) people start to kick in a few hours after that, and somewhere in the mix people who are up until the wee hours and beyond bridge some gaps. Based on my "theory" and observations, I'm not under the impression too many Australia people are clicking on my particular ads.
Most of our Adsense clicks are after about 5 Greenwich Mean Time, and then on through the night. (not that we have many per day). Our theory is that most of our viewers are in the USA or Europe and they click Google ads at home, rather than at work.
Google's Midnight (when the count starts for the day) is 8 am here, so if people in California are looking at Hubs or our website in the evening, it is likely that our clicks would appear to be in the night.
Internet is a global platform. People from all around the 24 time zones can reach to your site or hubs. So its completely relative and uncertain when you get your clicks and views. If your content is viewed by the other side of the world then you will get the clicks and views overnight and vice versa. It's a simple logic.
I do think, though, there's the "English-speaking/reading country" factor involved when it comes who's reading and clicking. I think there's also the "Western culture factor". Based on things like comments on articles, it looks to me like readers are primarily from Canada, the US, English-speaking islands/territories, the UK, Australia, some Africa, and India. I know there are English-readers all over the world; but based on what I've seen with my own articles over the last few years, it looks like the majority of readers/clickers are in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. That, to me, accounts for the click spurts apparently related to time zones, with the few straggling "odd-time" clicks possibly coming from "wherever else" - or else people who stay up all night or click from work.
well i live in Nigeria and i mostly get mine too at night. but its cool though. cheers!
Who anyone's "audience" is likely to be probably also plays a role. My stuff tends to be aimed at an older audience and parent-types, so I'm guessing a lot of them work, eat dinner at a certain time, and go to bed in order to get up for work. If someone's work is more aimed at, say, young techies, maybe they'd be more likely (in general) to be up all night or work from home. My clicks definitely look like I have a 9 p.m. to bedtime crowd (when there IS a crowd at all) for the most part, but in those few different time zones I mentioned. (For the most part, anyway)
Thank you all for your wonderful replies and observations!
I really appreciate it.
Of course, as soon as I reply and say I get clicks typically well after 9pm at night, I get my earliest click ever right around 9am in the morning.
I get a lot of traffic too overnight. I'm on the East Coast of the U.S. too. I'm in the Northeast area.
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