Traffic on the Weekends

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  1. Richieb799 profile image77
    Richieb799posted 13 years ago

    Does anyone else suffer from drop in traffic on weekend? I think its because most people are off work and go out shopping and socialising more..sorry this question may have been asked before

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image56
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yes it is down, and youre right, Fridays and weekends are for families as well, usually people are out, it is spring too, nice weekend Richie!

    2. taskeinc profile image61
      taskeincposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Web traffic does tend to decrease on weekends. I have been following this trend by utilizing a spreadsheet that I created for my over 300 articles on eHow. I only mention the number of articles to show where I am drawing my information from .. Monday's are usually the higher traffic days as I get more views and more earnings on Monday ..

      I believe this happens because there are still quite a few web surfers who either don't have a computer at home or they have a slow computer, so most of their surfing occurs during the week, at work, on company time ..

      Thanks for the question Richie, because you just gave me an idea for a new article ..

      1. thisisoli profile image71
        thisisoliposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Or maybe it's because you are writing on a how to website, most people do things after work rather than on a weekend.

    3. relache profile image73
      relacheposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have Hubs that get more traffic over the weekends, and some which clearly do better during the week.

    4. Ultimate Hubber profile image66
      Ultimate Hubberposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I do. Both on my hubs and blogs probably because the topics I write on don't do well on weekends.

    5. mailxpress profile image52
      mailxpressposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      In the winter traffic was great.  The moment it got nice out my traffic dropped and so did my Adsense revenue.  On Mondays through Thursday I always see an increase to my traffic whether it be Winter or Spring.

    6. Tabula rasa profile image60
      Tabula rasaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have also noticed that my traffic level is lower on the weekends.

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    girly_girl09posted 13 years ago

    It solely depends on your content. Certain topics get more traffic during the weekday, certain topics get more on the weekends.

    Generally, most find that traffic does drop a bit, but it certainly is not always the case!

  3. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    Some goes down, some goes up!

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 13 years agoin reply to this


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        mtsi1098posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        are we still talking about web traffic? smile

  4. janiek13 profile image77
    janiek13posted 13 years ago

    My traffic dropped to practically nil this past week, I am wondering what I can do....

  5. Randy Godwin profile image59
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    My traffic seems to increase over the weekend but I think it is because I have many RV and Camper trailer repair hubs.  It all depends on one's content subjects, I suppose.

    I wonder if Google recognizes past success by a writer and indexes their article faster than they normally would?  I published a new hub last night and it is already #8 on the first page when using a generic search for the subject matter.  I am certainly not complaining, just wondering.

  6. samboiam profile image60
    samboiamposted 13 years ago

    I find Tuesdays and Wednesdays are my slow days. Not that I get a bunch of traffic anyway but those seem to be my slow days.

  7. starme77 profile image77
    starme77posted 13 years ago

    Oh totaly, its to be expected , weekends are when the kids take over the computer lol lol

  8. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    I make more money on the weekends!

  9. starme77 profile image77
    starme77posted 13 years ago

    hey thats cool tell us your secrets habee smile

    1. starme77 profile image77
      starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Its funny, I left the hubs for a couple of months, and havent written any in a long time , but the 17 I have written, while I ws gone made me some pretty good  money I was like, totally surprised smile Goes to show I need to write , like a whole bunch more, I think , next week or so I'll establish a regular routine and join the hub challenge

    2. Chaotic Chica profile image60
      Chaotic Chicaposted 13 years ago

      My hubs also suffer from less viewing on the weekends.  For me, it's a combination of reasons.  My home internet service is super slow and the weekends are when the kids are off so more time is spent with them.  Granted, if my service were better, I'd likely log on at night but then again, by not being able to it forces me to find more 'creative' things to do with my husband.  By virtue of owning my own business, I have to be logged onto the internet at all times therefore allowing me to surf or write when I have free time.

      1. starme77 profile image77
        starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        what kind of internet service do you have? Could it be that your computer needs some tuning up?

        1. Chaotic Chica profile image60
          Chaotic Chicaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          No, it's not the service, it's the location.  We live out in the country and don't want to pay the high price for Hughes Net.  When we're at work, we're in town and the service is much faster.

          1. Chaotic Chica profile image60
            Chaotic Chicaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            the computer it self is brand new, not even three months old. in fact, we've had problems with it being too new for some of our programs! LOL

            1. starme77 profile image77
              starme77posted 13 years agoin reply to this

              LOL thats good to know , have you checked clear wire for wireless though? there has to be some kind of wireless signal where you are , or maybe not , sometimes with wireless you can get a plan with so many hours per month so it dosnt cost so much, just some thoughts anyway

    3. climberjames profile image58
      climberjamesposted 13 years ago

      I too suffer from a dive during the weekends, although interestingly I only notice this on a monday when I check my profile, I am usually far from my computer come the weekend!! big_smile

    4. Richieb799 profile image77
      Richieb799posted 13 years ago

      Thanks for your replies guys, I think it is definitely Saturdays that are quiet for me ! hmm

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      Dalyinxposted 13 years ago

      On hubpages, I'll often drop somewhere between 5 and 15% on the weekends.  On a site like associatedcontent, I usually see a 30-50% drop on the weekends, but my daily traffic is also much higher.  I write about the same thing on both websites - mainly fitness and mixed martial arts.

    6. flread45 profile image61
      flread45posted 13 years ago

      BBQ hubs increase on the weekends for me.

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      ryankettposted 13 years ago

      Yes my traffic typically falls by around 20-30% on weekends, my biggest days are almost always tuesday, wednesday, thursday. Although I find that my earnings do not suffer too much on weekends, certainly not as much as my traffic.

    8. DCnews profile image61
      DCnewsposted 13 years ago

      My traffic falls quite a bit.  I think less people are online on weekends.  My biggest days are usually monday-wednesday, then it starts dropping off.

    9. CMHypno profile image84
      CMHypnoposted 13 years ago

      My traffic drops a fair bit at weekends, except for a few hubs that do better, probably because they are toy hubs and appeal to the kids

    10. Origin profile image61
      Originposted 13 years ago


      Spring/Summer - Traffic goes down due to people hanging with friends, going to movies, being with family, etc.

      Fall/Winter - Traffic remains steady or goes up due to the cold weather outside, the rain, etc. In other words, people stay indoors and stick to their computers.

    11. gramarye profile image60
      gramaryeposted 13 years ago

      Yes, especially on Sunday!

    12. waynet profile image69
      waynetposted 13 years ago

      My traffic is usually up on the weekend, but during the week it's up, of course there are fluctuations like any site, but generally they are the same, but I do have a good few art hubs, so maybe some people do hobbies like that anytime, so traffic is always high!

    13. Touchdown profile image60
      Touchdownposted 13 years ago

      I've noticed this same trend not only on my hubs, but on other websites I manage.

    14. Dan Smith profile image60
      Dan Smithposted 13 years ago

      Every single one of my websites has a drop on the weekends.  In fact, the high volume for them seems to be 9AM EST through 5PM PST.  I think it is people at work or school surfing the web.  Late night and weekends have fewer people.

    15. Jayne Lancer profile image92
      Jayne Lancerposted 13 years ago

      My highest traffic is Monday to Thursday, and I noticed a huge drop during Easter.

      1. Dan Smith profile image60
        Dan Smithposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, I got a drop Easter Friday and Monday too.  Holidays, Long weekends, regular weekends and summer are low points for me.


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