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David Baxter PhD

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The busiest days of the week on the internet

What is the most trafficked day of the Internet? Getting an accurate answer for this questions is quite difficult, specially if we consider the large variations that might appear from country to country and during different seasons of the year.

That being said there are some studies around the web, and most of them agree that Monday and Tuesday are the most trafficked days of the Internet, followed closely by Wednesday. Below you will find the numbers provided by OneStat in 2004 (apparently that is the most recent report):


David Baxter PhD

Late Founder
No, I don't think so. I think it's either US or international stats.

Of course, the stats may vary for a specific site. I posted this primarily in response to periodic questions about the forum "slowing down". I have seen over the years definbite variations in time of day, day of the week, and time of year.

More interesting statistics on internet activity here:


I am on mainly during the week, during the day. Reason for that is boredom with my job, so once I get a decent job, I will be on probably at night.. Weekends in the summer I am OUT. But wintertime I am online more also.

David Baxter PhD

Late Founder
Statistics for Psychlinks:

Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages
Jan 2007 1979 3245 6449
Feb 2007 1779 2934 7087
Mar 2007 2078 3267 11880
Apr 2007 1825 3170 11775
For April 2007:
Day Pages Hits
Mon 203 517
Tue 617 961
Wed 536 918
Thu 448 852
Fri 377 720
Sat 338 605
Sun 299 543
So, for April 2007, it looks like Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are the busiest days, with Monday the slowest.

But looking back at March, we see a slightly different picture, with Monday and Tuesday busiest:
Day Pages Hits
Mon 418 781
Tue 510 881
Wed 333 773
Thu 332 663
Fri 381 680
Sat 365 641
Sun 363 660
And for February, again Monday and Tuesday:
Day Pages Hits
Mon 302 882
Tue 328 733
Wed 261 712
Thu 230 801
Fri 245 710
Sat 174 481
Sun 231 676
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