Here in the United States the most popular time for a fireworks display is July 4 or Independence Day.
Back in July 2012 I wrote a post about Fireworks Memories. I included some nice pictures I had taken of fireworks and shared some of my memories of fireworks displays over the years.
I always like looking at the stats for my blog. By the end of the month I had 36 views, but then there were hardly any views at all until December when I had 736 views of the post. There was even one day when there were over 200 views.
I assumed that the reason for the traffic was because of the popularity of fireworks at New Year celebrations.
Traffic was also high in January and then it slowed down until another blip up in July. The post was by then the most visited post on my blog and I figured it would alway get a lot of seasonal traffic.
The traffic dropped down to 3 in October and 2 in November but I was ready to watch it boom again at the end of the year. If you look at the image above you can see that the boom never came. In fact, traffic slowed to a trickle.
The picture above is what drew most people to the blog post. During the time when I got the most traffic this image showed up near the top in Google image searches for fireworks.
At that time if you would click on an image in Google image search it would take you directly to the page with the full size image of the picture found in the image search.
I can look at my blog stats and see when Google implemented the image preview feature. I definitely had a drop off in visits to my blog because of the image preview feature. This was not the only post that was affected by the change.
I still watch my stats, but fluctuating numbers do not concern me as much as they did in the past. When I see a drop off in traffic I can usually find the root cause. Most often it is a new update to Facebook that resets the default newsfeed settings to what Facebook wants you to see.
Happy New Year!