Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Traffic Slump

You may wonder why webmasters are grumpy around Christmas. With all the traveling and get-togethers, people just don't get on the internet and surf like they regularly do. This phenomenon is not related to just Christmas, but the other major holidays put a big dent in website traffic.

Here is one of my websites,, and as you can see traffic to that site from the 22nd to the 26th suffered greatly. And since statistically visitors are money, revenue is nearly cut in half for a short period. (December 30th count was at 7:30 in the morning).

Multiply that times about 10 (my good revenue generating websites), and you can see why I am glad when Christmas is over. The only ray of hope is, I always hope there were a few extra computers under the Christmas tree, and by the traffic count on the 28th and 29th, that may be true.