Monthly Archives: April 2012

Looking for Love Online

Image from: Online Dating Image / Shutterstock With more than 2.5 billion, with a B, minutes spent on dating sites last month, it’s quite clear online dating is here to stay.  More people are finding Mr. or Mrs. Right than ever online, and with so many success stories, it’s no surprise sites like Match.com & eHarmony continue to pull in millions of love seeking consumers every month. With Compete PRO,

Think Like a Man Beats Out The Hunger Games at the Box Office and Online

Image from: Just Flick A few weeks ago we wrote about how The Hunger Games was exploding online; the official movie website saw a huge increase in traffic, and the movie even showed up as a search referral to Fandango.com. Then this morning, reports came in that Think Like a Man, a movie based off of Steve Harvey’s best selling book, had beat out The Hunger Games in the box

Kickstarter Kicking Butt: Funding Platform Sees Record High Traffic

Image from: Gigaom Yesterday, I read an article where the guys over at The Next Web calculated that Kickstarter raised over $119 million in the last year. Holy cow, that is more than three times the amount they raised in company’s first two years of existence! Since we know that Kickstarter takes 5% of money earned, the company has made just  under $6 million since last April. So where did all of

Sunday Series: Fast Movers for Shoes and Accessories

Image from: Know A Brand For our Sunday Series this week, we have got 10 sites from the shoes and accessories category that saw rapid growth in unique visitors during the month of March. Enjoy!

The Weekly Pulse

Our favorite ballpark, Fenway Park, turned 100 yesterday and Boston Innovation wrote about the ways that the Red Sox used social media to celebrate the birth of the ballpark. This week, the people behind the Red Sox Twitter handle hid 300 ballons filled with tickets around Boston and tweeted out hints about the location of the balloons. What a cool idea! Does your brand have a social personality? AdAge published

Happy Birthday Fenway!

Image from: ESPN With today being the 100th birthday of the nation’s oldest ballpark currently in use, Fenway Park, I decided to look at search results for a few Boston baseball specific keywords. Starting with the keyword “Fenway” Compete.com has 67 site destinations, the top 10 being: MLB.com has the highest volume of search referral for the keyword “Fenway.” Looking further, the keyword “Red Sox” returns 30 site destinations with

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Which Teams Are in the Lead Online?

Image from: NHL.com The Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing and although the Bruins suffered a loss last night, I am still optimistic. I checked out the subdomain traffic for NHL.com to see which teams were driving the most traffic to the site and the results were encouraging. I was proud to see that behind the Penguins, the Bruins were the second team on the subdomain list. It is

Rest in Peace Picnik

Image from: Silicon Angle Back in January, Google announced that they would be pulling the plug on their photo editing site, Picnik, and sadly for some, that day has arrived. According to Google, Picnik was among a list of products that failed to achieve “the promise we had hoped for or can’t be properly integrated into the overall Google experience.” Prior to this announcement I hadn’t though of Picnik since

Beach Bodies and Zac Efron: An Updated Look into Diet and Fitness Sites

Image from: Global Grind Warm weather is finally upon us, at least here in Boston, and that can only mean one thing: beach season. Now that the sun is out people are starting to shed their winter clothes in exchange for more revealing summer-wear. A while back, we wrote a post detailing the Diet and Fitness websites that saw traffic spikes after the New Year, but which sites are people

March 2012 Fast Movers

Image from: March Madness Image / Shutterstock Below are 10 sites that saw rapid growth of  Unique Visitors in March. All of the excitement around March Madness drove NCAA.com to the top of the list with a 816.96% increase. All of the Mega Millions lottery hype also drove a ton of traffic to the Mega Millions site with a 503.51% increase.

At what price can the pace be sustained? Insights into Nissan’s 10% Market Share Goal

Beginning in the 4th quarter of 2011, Nissan’s CEO Carlos Ghosn has proclaimed that the automaker will seek to hold at least 10 percent of U.S. sales nationally (and in every major region of the country) within three years. A leading reason for Ghosn’s aggressive forecast is the momentum that the brand hopes to receive from multiple upcoming launches (e.g., Altima, Sentra, Pathfinder, and JX). To provide further credence to