Yearly Archives: 2007

Fact or FanFiction.net? More Time Spent Than Social Networks

Believe it or not, based on the top 100 domains (unique visitors) FanFiction.net has the fourth highest average time spent per user. That’s right, they beat out Facebook, MySpace, Google, Yahoo! and MSN. Only three sites rank higher; the almighty time wasting gaming site, Pogo.com (number one), and the two hottest dating sites (so I hear) on the net; manhunt.net and adam4adam.com. Coming in at a close number five is

Nominate Compete.com for the Crunchies

The 2007 Crunchies is the first annual competition and award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year. The Crunchies is a collaboration project between GigaOm, Read/WriteWeb, VentureBeat and TechCrunch. You choose who wins. If you like Compete.com please nominate Compete as the Best enterprise start-up in the 2007 Crunchies! Our report card for our first year:

Netflix vs. Blockbuster: Q3 Earnings Reports and Digital Delivery Strategies

If you have had a chance to read the Q3 Earnings Reports for both Netflix and Blockbuster you undoubtedly noted the glaring difference in strategies between the two competitors. While Netflix continues to concentrate on growing subscriptions, Blockbuster has decided to less narrowly focus on the online channel and continue to use the brick-and-mortar stores as its competitive advantage. Both camps, however, plan to further invest in the new digital

McDonald's Offline Promotions Drive Online Traffic

McDonald’s used to be an American institution; like Christmas decorations at Thanksgiving and candy on Halloween. It is now and international phenomenon, serving nearly 54 million customers each day in 120 countries and territories. Many of us have memories of when we were younger, begging our parents to take us to get a Happy Meal. Similarly, I remember begging my parents to take me to McDonald’s so I could collect

Total Time Spent Online is Up 24.3%

Is it a good time to be long-term bullish on the Internet? Take a look at the chart below – We are spending more and more time consuming information online. Logically, since time is finite online advertising spend should follow a similar trajectory with marketers allocating their ad budgets in proportion to where people are spending their time. Needless to say, this is a time of considerable opportunity for online

The Myth of Cyber Monday: Busted.

It’s time to stick a fork in the notion of “Cyber Monday.” In terms of traffic, there’s no doubt that the holiday season represents a period of peak activity for retailers of all shapes, sizes and online penetration, but the idea that a bevy of internet users will start frantically clicking the "add to cart" button on the Monday after Thanksgiving is just wrong. However, the weeks leading up to

Online Video Ranking: MSN/Live Surge, Competitors Sink

This month’s online video stack-up saw a major reshuffling with 3 of the Top 5 players trading places amid heavy shifts in traffic. YouTube continued to outperform the market, growing 1% in October to 213M visits on nearly 52M unique visitors. The Top 20 video sites as a set contracted 6% in October. Extraordinary gains were realized by the Microsoft family of video sites, which includes MSN Video and Live

Guest Post by Aaron Wall: Why Most Bloggers Need a Day Job to Afford a Cup of Coffee

The Problem Bloggers create large pools of relevant content, and due to the social nature of blogs many bloggers have built up significant trust with search engines. But, as mentioned in Brian Clark’s Teaching Sells report, some bloggers get thousands of visitors a day, but can hardly afford a cup of coffee for their efforts. The big problem with blogging is that there is an echo effect to it, and

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What are shoppers searching for on Walmart.com?

The answer to that question in a moment, but first some context: Say the word "search" and most people think immediately of Google and its dominant market share. Despite this, one form of online searching remains largely out of Google’s ever-extending reach. While garnering much less attention (read: none) on-site search (what people search for once they arrive on a website) offers a revealing look into what matters most to

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