January Data is Now Live – Tax season starts, New Year’s resolutions, and more…
The first month of the new year is behind us and we’re off to a great start! January 2014 data is live and available in Compete PRO and the usual financial services bump at the start of the year is joined by a few other interesting sites across our Monthly and Yearly Fast Movers.
December Data is Now Live – NORADSanta.org, MegaMillions.com, HarryAndDavid.com, and more…
Happy new year! Another new year has begun and another month’s worth of new data is live and available in Compete PRO! I hope you enjoyed your holiday celebrations as much as I did and are ready to get right back into the swing of things this year.
November Data is Now Live – BET.com, Hallmark.com, Black Friday and more…
Happy holidays! To ring in the holiday season, November data is live and available in Compete PRO! Speaking of the holidays, Black Friday dominated the Monthly Fast Movers this time around. Beyond discount aggregator sites like BlackFriday.fm, TheBlackFriday.com, NoMoreRack.com, and BlackFriday.com, several brands also made it into the top Fast Movers like Hallmark.com and Express.com.
October Data is Now Live – TheVerge.com, JetBlue.com, Halloween and More…
October data is live and available now for Compete PRO customers! Before I share the insights from our October data, I’d like to tell you about the new Site Finder capability in the Advanced edition of Compete PRO. Many of our customers have asked for the ability to generate lists of websites that satisfy certain criteria.
September Data is Now Live at Compete
It’s that time of the month again, and September’s data is now live in Compete PRO. Many of you have taken time to email or tweet your appreciation for the data going live. Thank you! We really appreciate it. It is a big effort to get the data ready. It involves working with 500 million database records every day that we receive from 2 million panelists, extracting and transforming that data, normalizing and projecting that data, creating metrics from that data, and ensuring the quality of the data.
August Data is LIVE at Compete
TheGuardian.com saw explosive growth in August as the popular online newspaper moved from Guardian.co.uk on July 30 to TheGuardian.com. Comparing TheGuardian.com in August to Guardian.co.uk over the recent months also shows that the news outlet had their best month for unique visitors (UVs) in two years. Using Compete PRO, we can see that Americans were driven to The Guardian for their perspective on the current events in Syria with the keyword “syria” being the eighth most popular keyword for driving traffic to TheGuardian.com.
July Data is LIVE at Compete
July data is live on Compete.com. In July, Yellow.com is way ahead in our fast movers list in July with what looks like astronomical traffic growth; however, if we look at the history of unique visitors to yellow.com in Compete PRO, we can see that this is actually a case of Yellow.com returning to something approaching its historical traffic levels.
June Data is LIVE at Compete
The annual BET Awards in June was a boon for BET.com traffic last month, pushing the domain to grow nearly 160% month-over-month! Television and video sites seemed to have a strong month in June with BET.com, TV.com, Crackle.com, and Discovery.com all making it into June Fast Movers; perhaps people in the U.S. were beating the summer heat with streaming media.
May Data is LIVE at Compete!
Mother’s Day made a significant impact on the fast moving sites list this month with Berries.com, ProFlowers.com, 1800flowers.com, and FTD.com all making the top ten. Powerball.com also joined the fast movers this month due to another record-setting jackpot last month. Likely driven by the NHL playoffs in the U.S., NBCSports.com claimed spot #8 on the list, with monthly page views growing nearly 17% month-over-month as well.
April Data is LIVE at Compete
April saw the return of baseball season in the United States, propelling MLB.com into the fastest growing sites for the month. Additionally, we may be witnessing the rise of Twitter’s recently acquired Vine as the site surged passed two million unique visitors last month. Rounding out April’s Fast Movers is Boston.com, likely driven by people looking for news about the Boston Marathon bombings.
February Data is LIVE at Compete
Image from: flower delivery / Shutterstock The fastest growing sites in February were again heavily populated with financial services sites due to tax season, but there were some key differences from last month. Likely because of Valentine’s Day, two flower sites made it onto the Fast Movers list. Additionally, Nascar.com cracked the top ten growers probably because of the Daytona 500 that happened in February. Investigating the growth of these