Hey everyone. So summer vacation should be starting within the next few weeks for most schools in the US. Me, having just started in proxies last August, don't really know what to expect during the summer. I figured I'd start this thread just to get some general discussion going about summer vacation.
What type of traffic declines are to be expected? 60%? Is this just from proxy lists, or does normally all SEO traffic drop as well - I imagine it would.
Do earnings drop with traffic? Does the lowered amount of clicks mean people sometimes pay more for clicks?
Just curious what experienced proxy admins thoughts are on summer vacation.
Summer mostly means dead, the past summers were nothing for me, I kept promoting my proxies they way I usually do, but 90% of the proxies went from 250 uniques daily, to around 20-30 uniques a day...
So the earnings dropped a lot too in summer for me... Some proxies still get a lot of traffic though ;) You just need to find good ways to get a lot of extra promotion to let it run as good as before...
What I usually do is just waiting on September, and than start again, that's a problem too, as a lot of other webmasters do the same, so than there are zillions of proxies being started again...
Well, I'm sure you will learn a lot from this vacation :D
A long Sunday for 3 months regarding the traffic and earnings. :)
I think the summer time would be a great time to do a lot of SEO on proxies and tweak them for more clicks and stuff. If a lot of people sell and get out of the business, I imagine it'd be a great time to optimize so when fall comes, you're on top.
Yeah, that's what most do (See the proxy discussion thread for last year) but it's difficult to rank in the top 2 positions when you have only 2 months...
Originally Posted by nux
Yes, takes a lot of time, a year for me to have a better position .
Maybe by the middle of Summer, we'll all be competing for Iranian traffic. :rofl:
When Summer comes you will lose everything and be making almost nothing. Traffic drops and the earnings go with it.
Basically you will be starting from scratch in September.
Does this happen for proxy lists ?
That seems a little harsh. I know on Sundays I still make $8ish per day, give or take. Hopefully it just sits around there.
I hope it's not as bad as you all make it out to be.