Inauguration Day A Big Bust for Google Advertisers & Publishers

Jan 22, 2009 • 5:46 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

A WebmasterWorld thread has a lot of discussion from Google AdSense publishers on how poor of a day they had on Inauguration Day.

Traffic and clicks and earnings were way down for most of these publishers on the day. It seems like very few web users were out and about using these sites.

So let me poll our audience, how did you do on Inauguration Day?

I know this site's traffic was pretty even, but I think that was because we wrote a post about the day.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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01/22/2009 09:35 pm

Way down today. I was wondering to myself what really happened.

Rob Abdul

01/23/2009 09:39 am

I had a cursory glance at all the accounts I have in Google Analytics for the inauguration day. Everything looks pretty normal except for my site that actually received more than usual traffic. This is because I have a page about Obama on my site. I suppose that sites which are in the US experienced more of a drop is website activity than sites in other parts of the world. Most of my target audience are in the UK and Europe Everyone I know was glued to the TV as was I.

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