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Weekend Traffic

  1. dipless profile image82
    diplessposted 6 years ago

    Hi, I know that traffic over the weekend drops, mine currently drops somewhere between 20-35%, just wanted to see how other hubbers fared. Also wondering if anybody has any tips to increasing weekend traffic with regards to topics, or anything else they can think of.

    Thanks in advance.

    1. sofs profile image81
      sofsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Dipless mine does too..but it comes back on Monday mornings.. I guess we need to find topics that do well on weekends to balance this out!

      1. dipless profile image82
        diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        indeed same as mine starts dropping Friday mid afternoon then starts picking up similar time on monday. Indeed, just need to find good weekend topics I guess maybe I'll make some up wink

    2. kannanwrites profile image93
      kannanwritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Mine actually goes up.....I've some hubs related to movies. Actually the views on movie hubs just doubles. But the CPM is just the same.

      The increased views don't give extra money (at least for me) but the increase in views is awesome and that's a great feeling.

      Hope this helps.

      1. dipless profile image82
        diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I guess that makes sense, writing about what people want to do on the weekend which requires very little planning makes it more likely to be viewed over the weekend.

        The increased views is very helpful, trying to even out traffic is always a good thing so will look into writing some evergreen weekend hubs. Now just to find what will work.

        Thanks very much big_smile

      2. sofs profile image81
        sofsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, I am hopeless when it comes to entertainment.. they are just not my strong points.. I can see why I am losing out on weekend traffic.. But that is a wonderful pointer.. and maybe I really need to look at this seriously!

    3. authorfriendly profile image75
      authorfriendlyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I just did a hub on the superbowl halftime show; while I never got higher than page 2 on google for this hub, I can tell you I had 1/5 the total views  I have had on all hubs this year, nearly all coming today.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Good for you! Nothing like being timely to get searches. You were obviously well-prepared by having the history at hand. Hope it does well for you.
        I saw part of it-- but not being a big fan, I didn't pay big attention. There are thousands of people who probably did.

      2. dipless profile image82
        diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        That's awesome smile

  2. Rehana Stormme profile image84
    Rehana Stormmeposted 6 years ago

    Well, my total views are less than 100 a day but on weekends, it comes to a complete standstill.

    1. dipless profile image82
      diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      sorry yours comes to a complete standstill, just went on your profile expecting to see all business related hubs but you have fairly evergreen content so it surprises me that you get almost none, what kind of % drop are we talking about?

  3. Madurai profile image58
    Maduraiposted 6 years ago

    There is no specific changes in the traffic whether it is weekdays or weekends..it is.normal  traffic..

    1. dipless profile image82
      diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      well then I think you are lucky ,I think most people see a change in traffic over the weekend. Mainly due to change of internet usage.

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    specially this weekend bec it is Superbowl Sunday.

    My traffic is usually down during weekend -  Saturday is the worst day!

    1. dipless profile image82
      diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      oh yes that is a very good point. I often find sunday is my worst.

  5. cclitgirl profile image97
    cclitgirlposted 6 years ago

    I'm glad someone asked this.  I'm relatively new to HP and I'm seeing some "0's" and now I know not to be discouraged.  smile

    1. dipless profile image82
      diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No need to get discouraged, also remember that your hubs will take a while to settle and get regular traffic.

  6. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Sometimes it drops 15-20%, sometimes it doesn't.  It depends more upon what I have published recently than anything else, I think.   That is, traffic will drop but a fortuitous hub can bring it back up again.

    1. dipless profile image82
      diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed a well timed published hub with HP views will indeed give it a boost, but my bread and butter Google traffic always falls by around 20%. I can pick up some HP traffic in the usual ways.

      Got to love those fortuitous hubs, fell on my feet with one recently big_smile

    2. Richieb799 profile image75
      Richieb799posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I seem to have had quite a lot of blue arrows this weekend and my main earner seems to be losing traffic from somewhere...I know its not Google because I'm still first there. I hope its not going to be a repeat of last Spring lol..earnings were the highest ever in November...if I was getting 10,000 views a day instead of 2-3K I would switch to HP and have a guaranteed impression based earning like Soni said but I'd rather stick with just Adsense at the moment.

  7. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    Some people have more traffic on weekends, some less.

    Once we hit daylight savings time in North America, web traffic overall will drop as people start to spend more time outdoors as we move into the summer and daylight hours get longer.  This pattern mirrors exactly what happens with tv viewing.

    1. dipless profile image82
      diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I hadn't really thought about this but I guess that may make sense.

  8. jainismus profile image73
    jainismusposted 6 years ago

    Many times, I have observed that the traffic to my Hubs increased on weekends.

  9. SmartAndFun profile image97
    SmartAndFunposted 6 years ago

    I don't get many views at all, although I seem to make a few cents more on Mondays and Tuesdays. I had more views than usual today because it's Superbowl Sunday, and people were visiting my dip recipe. This happens on holidays, too. Although its an uptick for me, the numbers are still very small.

  10. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    My usual Sunday evening traffic rise has begun. However, over the last month it's been a downward slanting sine-wave. And I've concluded that FB, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest are all a total waste of my time.

    I have come to the grim conclusion that the problem is that I'm 917 hubs short of what I need. Sooo, I guess I better get busy...

    1. dipless profile image82
      diplessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      haha you had better get writing :p i'm so far off I dare not even try and quantify it.

  11. LeanMan profile image88
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    weekends always a downward curve for me also - most of my stuff is business related so I guess all those guys surfing from their desks do go home at the weekends...

  12. wheelinallover profile image78
    wheelinalloverposted 6 years ago

    My traffic from search engines has done well this weekend. From all other sources it was non existent. This is backwards for me, I usually get more from the back links than I do from search engines. Since most of my hubs are in obscure niches with very few readers they are well back linked. On my business blog another record day Sunday. It seems those in internet business work seven days a week. With more and more people searching video's it is time to start getting them on hubs.

  13. Anamika S profile image57
    Anamika Sposted 6 years ago

    Normally the weekends see a 30% dip in traffic levels unless there is some Hindu festival falling on the weekend where Hindus normally look for write ups about Gods and Mantras.

  14. sofs profile image81
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    This steep drop hasn't always been there, in fact about three months ago traffic and adsense clicks used to be high on weekends.. it is only for the last month or 6 weeks that my weekend traffic has seen a drastic 30% drop... and all that from  search engines..  Monday mornings things are back to normal... I just wanted to know if this has been happening with others too.

  15. 2uesday profile image82
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    hi sofs I too see a dip in traffic at weekends but it is difficult to give exact differences as it varies and the time differences might blur the effect.

    1. sofs profile image81
      sofsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      2uesday, I guess most of us see a weekend dip... my stats page becomes blue on Saturday... I am not really worried just curious to know...Thank you for sharing the information.. I appreciate that very much.

  16. incomeguru profile image98
    incomeguruposted 6 years ago

    Weekend traffic tends to go down and this is because most of the internet users prefer catching fun elsewhere other than browsing and looking for information on the net.

  17. perfectperception profile image60
    perfectperceptionposted 6 years ago

    Good question.  I think most of us tend to take the weekend off to get the things done that we couldn't do during the week.