Christmas Clicks and Traffic

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  1. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    Just wanted to drop in and say hi to everyone, Ive been working hard over at Swom since yesterday so..

    Anyway, since it is my first real Christmas here, I just wanted to talk about earnings over the important Christmas days, I imagine they will drop quite badly because hardly anybody is going to be shopping on Xmas day are they? I remember my stats showed traffic dropped quite badly last year..anyone experiencing drops at the moment?

  2. rmcrayne profile image96
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    My traffic totals/averages have held steady.  Subtract out the traffic from my dozen or so Christmas-related hubs (as will happen in a couple days), and I can say my traffic will definitely be down. 

    It remains to be seen if my AdSense for Dec will match Nov.  With my increase in Amazon, my totals should match Nov.  I was just starting to earn last year this time, but Jan was definitely down, which I recall others saying was typical.

    1. Hmrjmr1 profile image77
      Hmrjmr1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dittos to that bout Amazon!

  3. AEvans profile image76
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    I have not paid attention, just keep writing but I do know it happens every year. Nothing to worry about and Merry Christmas! smile

  4. timorous profile image81
    timorousposted 8 years ago

    Yes, I understand it's quite typical for a slowdown after Christmas for all types of merchandising, online or off.  Unless you're selling weight loss solutions big_smile

    I've had way more Amazon clicks in December.  A 33% conversion rate too.  Funny thing one buys any of the promoted products, they're all strangely unrelated.  Still, I'll take the payout. smile

  5. Hmrjmr1 profile image77
    Hmrjmr1posted 8 years ago

    I managed to keep it about the same in Jan last year as Dec by doing the 30 hub in thirty day challenge, once I stopped and took a break it fell off sharply and started rising again when I started writing again.

  6. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Last year, my traffic dropped around the middle of Dec. and din't really pick back up until Feb.

  7. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    Hi Guys, thats interesting Habee, I would think there could be a boom because of January sales?

    I was hoping for a small increase in profits on Adsense this month because I have broken a couple of daily records but I have also had a few low fingers crossed I will tie even for Novembers earnings in the very least.

  8. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 8 years ago

    Yes, sometimes it's good after Xmas, but not always. Some history from my Adsense earnings over many years:

    2009-12-24 34.31
    2009-12-25 18.89 (Fri)
    2009-12-26 19.80
    2009-12-27 18.87
    2009-12-28 20.55
    2009-12-29 46.81
    2009-12-30 39.15
    2009-12-31 43.31

    2008-12-24 8.29
    2008-12-25 8.81 (Thu)
    2008-12-26 7.83
    2008-12-27 15.62
    2008-12-28 5.04
    2008-12-29 20.26
    2008-12-30 21.39
    2008-12-31 18.97

    2007-12-24 6.07
    2007-12-25 5.50 (Tue)
    2007-12-26 17.11
    2007-12-27 23.64
    2007-12-28 16.32
    2007-12-29 19.30
    2007-12-30 18.17
    2007-12-31 21.48

    2006-12-24 20.04
    2006-12-25 16.88 (Mon)
    2006-12-26 26.35
    2006-12-27 33.44
    2006-12-28 24.65
    2006-12-29 29.51
    2006-12-30 14.77
    2006-12-31 14.69

    2005-12-24 9.78
    2005-12-25 14.43 (Sun)
    2005-12-26 14.89
    2005-12-27 18.83
    2005-12-28 24.77
    2005-12-29 18.43
    2005-12-30 14.06
    2005-12-31 9.42

    2004-12-24 16.42
    2004-12-25 4.23  (Sat)
    2004-12-26 23.44
    2004-12-27 20.12
    2004-12-28 23.69
    2004-12-29 29.47
    2004-12-30 23.48
    2004-12-31 13.22

    2003-12-24 11.74
    2003-12-25 15.61 (Thu)
    2003-12-26 11.86
    2003-12-27 9.21
    2003-12-28 15.03
    2003-12-29 27.84
    2003-12-30 25.36
    2003-12-31 27.46

    Relating December to January:

    2003: 834.70/787.68
    2004: 758.56/1,038.86
    2005: 628.88/946.54
    2006: 833.23/882.11
    2007: 581.04/595.33
    2008: 624.85/ 583.69
    2009   826.40/811.81

  9. PaulaHenry1 profile image72
    PaulaHenry1posted 8 years ago

    I can only imagine that type of earnings Pcunix- nice job!

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, the point is not to brag about earnings - plenty of people make much, much more - but to show that expectations based on one or two years experience won't necessarily hold true. This stuff varies all over the map because so many factors play into it, many of which you have no control of at all.

  10. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    Why such a drop in 2007?

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know.

      As I said in my other post, this stuff can vary for reasons you cannot control. 

      Overall, 2007 wasn't a bad year

      2003: 5,976.35 (began 6/19/03)
      2004: 8,181.29
      2005: 11,363.65
      2006: 10,002.48
      2007: 9,616.36
      2008: 8,053.05
      2009:  8,483.83
      2010: 9,438.65 (through this morning)

      Traffic to the site that generates most of this has increased, but earnings have fallen steadily, then picked up again this year.

      Too many factors at play: economy, popularity of on-line advertising,  interest by folks in what I babble about..  you can't really compare X to Y ever.

  11. Midnight Oil profile image81
    Midnight Oilposted 8 years ago

    With all those new iPads as Christmas presents, there might even be a rise in traffic. wink

    Although, most business see a dip in early January after all the sales etc...

    Nice work Pcunix - that's an impressive set of stats you have there...

  12. Madurai profile image59
    Maduraiposted 8 years ago

    By seeing this report of earnings. I feel disturbed, as I have to go a long way..

    1. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      First, that money cones from more than a quarter million unique visitors per month and it is NOT from HubPages.

      Second, it's actually not very much. Adsense has been a sideline for me - the purpose of the site that is responsible for that is to bring me much more than that in consulting fees.

      So, we have this interesting dichotomy here. One the one hand, it's a lot of money compared to the vast majority of Adsense earners. On the other hand, it is a pittance to those who pursue on-line earnings as their main focus.

      Funny how it can be both, isn't it?

  13. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    Even activity over at Swom is slow today lol wink

    I would imagine there could still be some clicks over the next few days as husbands and men in general probably escape to the computer as a refuge for avoiding mother in laws or the kids playing!

    1. timorous profile image81
      timorousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol


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