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Is there a summer slow down?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by RuthSam, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. RuthSam

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    I find everything to go slower, less trafic, less sales and even forums seem to be less visited and busy as they used to be or is it just me?

    Do you experiencing any slow down at your business at the moment?

    The only exceptions are all the spammers, they are pretty active I see!
     
  2. Sherbert Hoover

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    My business is booming, man, especially these last few months. You must be doing something wrong. Forums are as well. You seen Reddit lately? The summer break kids are in full force.
     
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    Yeah must be doing something wrong then. Maybe spending too much time on BHW ha ha
     
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    It is niche related more often that not. I slow down some when summer comes along as the demographic I target, for the most part, are vacationing, out doing things, enjoying the time and not online as much. It is usually sort of like a prolonged weekend for me as my weekend traffic slows down as well.

    Since I have this situation every summer I ask my wife to slow down with the Mastercard. I am not sure she hears me though as that doesn't seem to correlate to the revenue streams being a little lighter.
     
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    Touche.

    "Mrs. Boats, do you really need those Tieks?" Sincerely, Gregory Boats. Just post-it notes left all over the house.
     
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    As mentioned above, it really depends on your audience/market. One of my oldest websites with an audience that tends to be mainly in their 30s, 40s and 50s has been experiencing a small summer slowdown for years. I'm measuring the growth more than the traffic, because it shows it clearly, but the effect is visible in both.
     
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    Slowdown is not to be taken so seriously. If you focus on doing your best you need not worry about it a bit.
     
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    What is your niche? Does it benefit from kids being out of school? If not then it's normal, people go on vacation, they sleep more and watch tv instead of being online when they should be working
     
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    It's normal depending on your niche. Check out 'google trends' to see if the data on your niche correlates to the traffic slump.
     
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    Your right, the forum is very slow. no business :(
     
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    I have only been doing this for a couple of years and for me summer was really slow last year starting end of June and began to slooowly pick up in August but for me things did slow down I guess niche is part of it, but hang in there and keep grinding.