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Why every year I lose a lot of traffic the last two weeks of November?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by culling, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. culling

    culling Registered Member

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    As above. Last two week of November 2015 I lose something like 65% of traffic than the first two week.
    This year something similar happened. Last two week I lose less than 65% but still I lose a noticeable % of traffic than the first two week.
    I guess it's something related to the visitors lifestyle but I really cannot understand why.
    Also, does this happens to you too?
     
  2. culling

    culling Registered Member

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    Any clue?
     
  3. deathass01

    deathass01 Power Member

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    black friday sales weeks? Being outbid on traffic maybe? :) these are 2 prime weeks for all retailers
     
  4. culling

    culling Registered Member

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    Well I didn't lose any position this month and I didn't lose any position last year when I saw that drop...
    So do you think can be due the black friday sales weeks? Even if my site it's completely unrelated with commercial niche?
     
  5. islandman1010

    islandman1010 Elite Member

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    Maybe Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Google rolled back a update on November 18. Could be related.
     
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    Google update..... bro penguin update
     
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    although you are not related with your niche, you are competitor with the time people spend on the internet. If you audience spends their time looking for black friday deals, they aren't looking at your site.
     
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    Maybe your traffic is seasonal, depending by weather.
     
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    what is a penguin update
     
  11. Trinity Smith

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    Agreed with this. In fact, you're not the only one who experienced the decrease in traffic last month. People are up to black Friday deals.
     
  12. Purush

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    its because of continiuos holiday in nov and dec... informative website will get low visitors
     
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    due to continue holidays mate
     
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    Yesterday I experienced about 65% less traffic than usual, a huge decrease from any update beforehand... I am going to chalk this up to holiday busyness for the time being, because none of my keywords have had a drastic reduction. Everything seems to be in order except for my traffic. What the fuck!
     
  15. starki

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    Many niches that don't look seasonal at all at first glance have significant seasonal fluctuations. It's sometimes hard to understand why, but as long as this phenomenon repeats each and every year, it's nothing to worry about.