posted on May, 8 2009 @ 05:57 PM
Originally posted by Vector J
When I've got some time to sit down and do some calculations I'm going to have a bit of a look at the trends as I can see 'em, as much as I detest
statistics, they are fascinating.
Well... major portions of my professional life have-been/are heavily influenced by metrics and statistics.
I've been involved in seasonal e-commerce sites, non-seasonal e-commerce sites, healthcare sites, online brokers, public utilities, and more. The
seasonal dip we see here on ATS in November-December has its roots in a number of factors.
Lots of people take vacations... if you're in the business world in the US, you know that it's nearly impossible to get anything dome from
Thanksgiving through New Years.
Online usage patterns shift slightly from pastime sites and more toward shopping sites.
Patterns of usage at work shift, as the people not on vacation typically have a higher workload.
People are doing more, shopping, visiting relatives, etc.
There are similar trends every weekday... we can rely on a sudden increase in traffic at noon on the east coast of the US, and similar rises as each
time zone experiences lunch. A women's fashion e-commerce site I designed long ago typically saw now daily sales... until noon EST, then traffic and