Monthly Archives: January 2013

December Data is Now LIVE at Compete

Image from: Santa Sleigh / Shutterstock December data is now LIVE at Compete! December’s fastest growing sites were influenced by seasonal trends with holiday, retail, ecard, and charitable sites occupying the top positions. Additionally, in December, CBS.com saw impressive growth that can possibly be attributed to several factors: the peak of American football season, the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, fall show finales, and extensive holiday special programming throughout the

Sunday Series: The Season of Giving

Friends and family gather around the table each November to count their blessings. Thanksgiving inspires people to give back what they can, and the internet makes it easier to contribute to the cause closest to a person’s heart–regardless of their location. It can be difficult for a person to choose who will receive their money, with so many organizations soliciting donations at this time of year. Americans gave their money to

The Weekly Compete Pulse

On Monday, we watched this year’s CES keynote by Qulcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs in a combination of awe and amusement. Though the message was presented in an interesting way, the significance of mobile in the new year is undeniable–and everyone has their own thoughts on exactly what role mobile will play. 74% U.S. smartphone users get real-time, location-based information on phones. MarketingLand shared its five predictions on Mobile Marketing in

Hybrids – the brave new world of personal PCs?

Image from: somchaij / Shutterstock The Consumer Electronics Show kicked off on Tuesday giving everyone a preview of 2013’s biggest tech trends. One trend I am particularly interested in is the growth of tablets and tablet hybrids. It’s clear that consumers’ appetites for portable computing is growing based on CEA data from the Compete/ Google 2012 Portable PC Shopper Study. Tablets are projected to drive the most growth in the

Big News About the Compete API

I hope you all enjoyed the Holiday season! Here at Compete, we certainly had an exciting close to the year. The Compete API user base is growing faster than ever and we have seen rapidly increasing interest in our demographic data-points, organized by age, income, and gender, as well as our Daily Visit and Time share metrics, which provide daily trend data. Thank you! Now, the big news. I am extremely

Sunday Series: LebronJames.com One of Fastest Growing in Basketball Category

Image from: Basketball hoop / Shutterstock This week’s Sunday Series brings us to the basketball court. With basketball season in the United States starting at the end of October and into November, which sites grew the most and captured the most attention early in the season? Interestingly enough, a number of non-NBA properties found themselves among the top growing sites for November in Compete’s Basketball industry category. Most interesting is

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Happy New Year from the Compete team! As you’re getting back in the saddle and making plans for the year ahead, take a few minutes and reflect on 2012. Where were your biggest successes? Your biggest learning experiences? If you missed any digital insights from the Compete blog during the year, now’s your chance to read through last year’s highlights with the Best of the Compete Blog: 2012 Edition. Let’s

Happy New Year from the Compete Team!

  Image from: Champagne / Shutterstock The Compete team would love to wish everyone a happy New Year from Boston! It’s been quite a year in the digital world and there is so much to be thankful for! To feel the awe we feel when thinking about the power of the internet to inspire, change, and connection, check out the video below by Google reviewing 2012 via search data! Happy