Views During Weekends

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  1. davrowpot profile image93
    davrowpotposted 2 years ago

    Is it me, or do views/does viewership significantly drop during weekends? Or is it just a normal thing in HP/Maven? Thanks in advance for the answers. smile

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I seem to notice my views drop slightly on weekends at times, but today most of my red up arrows are for articles still on HubPages and the down blue arrows are for articles that are on niche sites. That may be just a coincidence.

    2. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Weekends can be good and/or bad - depends on your readership - for example, someone writing educational articles might attract more  students, so weekdays traffic will be high and weekend figures low. Articles focusing on hobbies and the like could have higher traffic weekends and not many viewers in the week. Most of my articles appeal to students so numbers drop off considerably at the weekend and build back up by Monday. The pandemic however has played a big role in skewing these trends somewhat!

      1. davrowpot profile image93
        davrowpotposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I just write whatever idea comes into mind.

      2. davrowpot profile image93
        davrowpotposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Okay, this one's supposed to be longer. I put a smiley emoji after the one above and the rest are cut off. Weird. Must be some bug.

        Well anyway, I just write whatever idea comes into mind. I thoroughly research them first and I write. But I guess most of my articles are targeted for students? I did observe the rising and falling effects of viewership and readership when I'm analyzing my articles' status.

        Oh, and yes, the pandemic. I have tons of ideas for travel articles. They may have to wait a little longer to be written, I suppose.

    3. OldRoses profile image93
      OldRosesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It depends on your niche.  I write gardening articles.  Gardening is something that people do on weekends so my traffic starts to rise on Friday, peaks on Saturday and Sunday and then falls on Mondays.

  2. PaulGoodman67 profile image93
    PaulGoodman67posted 2 years ago

    Views at weekends are almost always lower. Most people spend most time on the internet Monday to Friday. Saturday is generally the low point.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My low point is Thursday and Friday and the weekends see more traffic than any other day of the week. I am not sure if that is based on subject matter.

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image93
        PaulGoodman67posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Your readers must be highly dedicated to their jobs and schooling and not do much surfing during work or school time. That is certainly strange and atypical.

        I write on a variety of topics, overlapping with you in some instances, and the weekly pattern is pretty much universally followed. For instance, fixing a DIY problem, you might expect to have more views at weekend, but the reality is that people look it up when they're at work. It's the same for my pet articles.

        One can see the weekly viewing patterns on website stats for specific keywords/keyphrases with some basic research. And it's extremely rare for the standard weekly pattern to be different from the "n-shaped" mountainous curves, in my experience (with the lowest point usually falling on Saturday morning). Not saying your wrong in your own case, but what you are experiencing is very unusual.

  3. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 2 years ago

    It depends on your content and readers. When I started writing home and garden articles, views naturally went up at the weekend when the majority of people are off work and they do maintenance around the home. Then I wrote several math and physics guides which got a lot of traffic, and traffic started peaking mid week. Presumably because students are unmotivated from Monday to Tuesday and then get lazy again towards the end of the week. During the pandemic, views evened out over the week with students and workers working from home.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image93
      PaulGoodman67posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The information on this is freely available online. There are entire websites dedicated to this stuff. Home maintenance drops at the weekends. It doesn't drop as much as academic info, but it follows the same pattern. That's both my personal and my research experience, anyway. Pretty much every weekly graph of views (according to keyword/keyphrases) follows the n-shaped mountain range shape with the low point occurring somewhere around Saturday morning.

      There are surprisingly few exceptions. Sports can be one. I have an article on my favorite soccer team, Leeds United. The views can change according to which day that they play, distorting the pattern. That's rare though.


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