Friday, September 28, 2007

Americans at home

Crooked Timber asks why the US has Tuesday elections instead of Saturday.

It's because that's when people are home, available to vote.

My free sitemeter tracks visitors and gives me a daily count for the last 30 days (you have to use a pay service to get more history than that).

In the last month my Tuesday traffic has been between 2 and 4 times the level of the traffic on the previous Saturday.

The Tuesday/Monday effect is much more dampened. There's a slightly larger traffic on Tuesdays, but not by a lot and some weeks the Monday traffic is larger than the Tuesday traffic.

People do leave town for the weekend. Tuesday is probably a good bet for catching them at home (I wonder if telemarketers have researched this?).

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