Have you ever noticed here in the forums..........?

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  1. Dale Hyde profile image82
    Dale Hydeposted 5 years ago

    Have you ever noticed that folks will always make excuses for when their page views are down? Excuses are abundant and mostly blamed on the calendar. 

    Here are a few that I have seen over and over in various threads:

    Views are down,
    because it is summer.
    because school just let out.
    school has just started.
    summer school is in session.
    it is a holiday weekend.
    it is a weekend,
    it is an extended weekend.
    because it is the holiday season.
    because it is winter.
    The list goes on and on!

    When views spike upwards the list totally changes and usually never includes calendar events:
    Views are up,
    because Google or Panda did something,
    because I tweaked my material,
    HP staff performed a miracle,
    because I have 32,000 backlinks.
    it involves the position of Mars in relation to Pluto on the eighth day of the sixth week of the 14th month.

    Personally I feel it is what one person/being, somewhere, picks in some sort of gambling game that gives us views on a particular day or takes away views on another day.  Sort of like a casino game played by some "huge" being somewhere, lol.

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    1. suzzycue profile image93
      suzzycueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you 100%.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Well, I'm going to blame my low views today on the Full Buck Moon.  The bucks are busy growing new antlers.

    1. Dale Hyde profile image82
      Dale Hydeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lol....well the full moon tomorrow is referred to as the Thunder Moon....so I will blame the Thunder moon. smile

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        We've had plenty of that recently.  I guess this month's full moon has two attributes according to the Farmer's Almanac. 
        Views are noticeably lower this weekend.  We have to blame it on something. LOL

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    I am going to blame my low views on actor Joe Pesci. Just because.

    1. Dale Hyde profile image82
      Dale Hydeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      smile  Sounds like George Carlin. smile

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image99
        FatFreddysCatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I hoped someone  would get that reference. smile

        1. Dale Hyde profile image82
          Dale Hydeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Lol...loved that particular skit of George's along with most of his other stuff as well. smile

    2. Reality Bytes profile image80
      Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I blame Andy Dick, just because!  lol

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Summer and weekends do depress net-wide traffic. You have to look across whole weeks and compare back to the same time in previous years -- or look for obviously atypical trends in direction or magnitude

    1. Dale Hyde profile image82
      Dale Hydeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have some hubs that do better in the summer...... I have never noticed the "seasonal" rises and falls in my stats to really matter.  Of course I have only been through approximately 7 seasons here on HP. smile

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It is a net-wide trend as I mentioned. Total net traffic drops for the northern hemisphere summer. Online commerce slows.

  5. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

    Well, summer is definitely a reason for views being down. It was the same last year. And I think that many of us do acknowledge views go up. Tweaking hubs, for example. I know mine go up during certain holidays for my holiday hubs. So there are often reasons (not necessarily excuses) when views go up and down. Just sayin' . .  . .

  6. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    You are all fools. Cognisant reality precludes all parameters.

    1. Dale Hyde profile image82
      Dale Hydeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      smile

 
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