Monthly Archives: December 2010

Online Sales Up the Week of Cyber Monday

With both Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, the holiday shopping season is definitely in full swing. 84 percent of consumers surveyed said they have begun their holiday shopping and a little less than half said they have completed more than half of their holiday shopping. Not surprisingly, online spend outperformed in-store spend with an average weekly spend of $202 online and $187 in-store. Most online retailers saw a

I Can Smell the Holiday Baking Already…

Just the other day I received an email from my best friend to participate in a holiday recipe email exchange chain. The email got me pretty excited because one of my favorite parts of the holiday season is baking and cooking holiday goodies. It also sparked my excitement to return home for the holidays, to the sweet smells of holiday cooking. Every year my mom spends hours in the kitchen

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here are some articles we read this week and found interesting for online marketers. When it comes to doing business online nothing is quite as important as your online reputation. In this article, Social Media Examiner reminds us the importance of being aware of your reputation and tips to manage your online reputation to better your online business: 5 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Online Reputation For B2B companies social

Giving for the Good of the Internet

‘Tis the season for giving, and is asking its users to give for goodness sake. Wikipedia prides itself on being a completely free product that provides all Internet users with a tool that is free of membership and ads. However, a site that has averaged 77 million Unique Visitors each month for the past year still needs to pay its staff and technology costs. Each year around this time,

Top 50 Sites for October 2010

Holiday Toy Story

It’s likely that either you or one of the 2 people sitting next to you has already bought a toy or game this holiday season. The Compete Holiday Insights™ Survey found that over a third of shoppers have already purchased toys or games this season, a category slightly behind the leading clothing and shoes category and 10 points ahead of the books category. To see how toys were shaping up

Soccer in the U.S.A is Here to Stay

Last week FIFA, the governing body of soccer, chose the host nations for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. In the months leading up to the decision, a handful of competing countries including the United States presented bids in an effort to win the votes of FIFA officials. After two-rounds of voting, Russia and Qatar emerged as the host countries for the 2018 and 2022 competitions respectively. It was a

Consumers Conducted Holiday Shopping the Week of Black Friday

After this year’s Black Friday frenzy, more than 3/4 of consumers have checked items off of their holiday shopping lists. In fact, more than 1/3 of consumers had completed more than half of their holiday shopping. Popular items for the week of November 22 included clothing and shoes at 52 percent of consumers shopping the category; toys and games at 45 percent of consumers; electronics at 38 percent; and movies

LEGO… timeless!!!!

Can you remember your first set of LEGOS? Mine came in the mid 80’s and consisted of a bucket of blocks of different sizes as well as the keys to my imagination. My generation was far from the first to experience this classic toy. According to, it all started in 1931, in Denmark. Ole Kirk Kristiansen, a master carpenter built stepladders, ironing boards, stools and wooden toys. In 1934,

Compete Ranking of Top 50 Web Sites for October 2010 Shows a Top-Five Showdown Is Coming, the Only Double-Digit Riser (13.55 Percent), Gained Ground on Number Five; Google and Facebook Cede More Ground to All Others in Top 10 BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – December 6, 2010) – Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released its ranking of the top 50 web sites for October 2010. The monthly data show recent trends that could ultimately lead to noteworthy changes within the top five, which now consists

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here are some articles we read this week and found interesting for online marketers. By now you are online marketing is probably into full holiday swing, but how can you get the most out of your online holiday sales?! In this article, Mashable explains 12 ways — for 12 days to help you go above and beyond your holiday revenue expectations: The 12 Days of Holiday Revenue Maximization for Your