Why Does Traffic To Hubs Slow Down on Friday?

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  1. Rock_nj profile image93
    Rock_njposted 5 years ago

    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?

    1. SimeyC profile image96
      SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Friday - the last day of the working week - people are partying!!! At least they are down by the 'shore'!

      1. Rock_nj profile image93
        Rock_njposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. SimeyC profile image96
          SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          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!

          1. Rock_nj profile image93
            Rock_njposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            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.

    2. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. profile image0
    Jane Holmesposted 5 years ago

    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.

  3. BigBlue54 profile image61
    BigBlue54posted 5 years ago

    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?

    1. Rock_nj profile image93
      Rock_njposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. BigBlue54 profile image61
        BigBlue54posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Your welcome Rock_nj. Spicing up you old hubs would be a good place to start and add new ones or follow ups to existing ones could be a better idea. Once you have them looking at one then they will be more open to others.

    2. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. BigBlue54 profile image61
        BigBlue54posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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 sad

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Quick!  Write a hub on "Hubs for Weekend Traffic"! big_smile

          1. SimeyC profile image96
            SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Nah - more appropriate for me - How not to Spill your Guinness while writing Hubs on Weekends!

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              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!

              1. BigBlue54 profile image61
                BigBlue54posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                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.

  4. Tealparadise profile image89
    Tealparadiseposted 5 years ago

    My drinking games instructions hubs ROCKET on Thurs, Fri, and Saturday mornings! 
     
    All depends what people are thinking about at different times smile 
     
    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)

    1. BigBlue54 profile image61
      BigBlue54posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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. smile

 
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