March’s Top 50: Spring Black Friday, News Sites, and more

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March’s Top 50 sites are an interesting array of companies from the web. Fast movers included Home Depot, news sites, and quite a few Microsoft websites as well. Want to know more? Keep reading!

Home Depot saw a remarkable MoM UV growth of 17.72%, bringing it up into our Top 50 for last month. Why is that? Spring is the season for home renovations (especially for gardens and yards), so Home Depot launched their own “Spring Black Friday” sales to be rolled-out across the continent based on regional climate. Their press release describes this season as their ‘Christmas,’ and explains the reasoning behind these awesome spring sales. Get shopping, everyone!

Other websites doing well were news sources CNN and the Huffington Post. They saw 22.04% and 15.05% MoM UV growth, respectively. Their YoY growth also reflected positive trends at 43.42% more UVs for CNN and 8.51% more for the Huffington Post. Another top-performing site was MSN — but more on that below.

Then we have Microsoft, whose own website grew 12.21% MoM and 4.58% YoY. But that’s not where it ends — Live.com, the page for their Outlook email client, saw 11.30% MoM growth and a rather impressive 31.27% YoY UV increase. Another site, Microsoft’s news provider MSN, also saw impressive growth at 10.96% MoM and 10.67% YoY. It’s quite safe to say that March was brilliant for the tech giant.

Among those with impressive YoY growth were social media and blogging sites like Myspace (321.03% more UVs), LinkedIn (25.91%), WordPress.com (23.43%), and Pinterest (23.14%). It’s no secret that social is growing — but it’s important to take note of what types of sites are doing well in order to better form a social campaign strategy!

Check out the rest of the list below, and let us know what you found most interesting!

The list of top 50 sites is pulled from Compete PRO and is based on the Internet behavior of more than 2 million Americans.

RankDomainUnique VisitorsMoM GrowthYoY Growth
1google.com182,056,7011.93%5.40%
2yahoo.com172,870,7131.99%5.14%
3facebook.com169,616,7132.04%2.92%
4youtube.com168,871,9551.60%3.39%
5bing.com162,019,4731.51%3.66%
6amazon.com131,914,9015.84%1.73%
7live.com120,815,80111.30%31.27%
8wikipedia.org102,237,2035.87%4.64%
9msn.com91,375,98710.96%10.67%
10ebay.com88,122,42210.11%8.03%
11microsoft.com85,161,12612.21%4.58%
12about.com69,567,4291.03%7.98%
13ask.com69,099,00310.17%-9.77%
14craigslist.org68,111,1807.68%-2.64%
15blogspot.com59,825,0724.77%0.94%
16aol.com59,714,5559.23%2.62%
17go.com57,887,83423.12%-7.22%
18walmart.com56,571,0718.25%-8.75%
19myspace.com54,063,08846.53%321.03%
20twitter.com46,693,9665.27%16.79%
21huffingtonpost.com44,272,77315.05%8.51%
22answers.com42,052,3679.20%14.51%
23netflix.com41,903,16010.84%5.97%
24linkedin.com40,566,0578.81%25.91%
25chase.com38,694,23710.48%10.87%
26pinterest.com38,366,6903.37%23.14%
27mapquest.com38,271,12520.49%-7.21%
28apple.com37,669,4353.40%8.08%
29ehow.com35,697,1617.99%-50.59%
30yellowpages.com35,678,67211.13%-11.90%
31paypal.com35,391,1868.36%9.47%
32weather.com35,190,638-10.78%7.51%
33target.com34,878,20511.21%-18.48%
34avg.com34,051,310-1.53%16.94%
35cnn.com33,918,85622.04%43.42%
36wellsfargo.com33,745,2229.10%9.57%
37wordpress.com33,718,5317.68%23.43%
38bankofamerica.com33,393,2409.56%8.27%
39outbrain.com32,727,59910.42%14.12%
40pornhub.com31,493,2569.97%-5.26%
41comcast.net31,450,3509.91%14.53%
42adobe.com31,072,362-19.57%-13.81%
43att.com30,440,86511.97%7.99%
44nbcnews.com30,274,6626.51%0.70%
45irs.gov28,291,327-25.45%-1.55%
46homedepot.com27,209,27017.72%8.31%
47instagram.com27,023,9286.87%16.40%
48imdb.com26,295,3025.98%16.32%
49yelp.com25,720,5619.50%10.13%
50taboola.com25,500,729-1.97%286.74%
About Johanna Gunawan:
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