Conor O'Mahony

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

January Data is LIVE at Compete

Image from: money / Shutterstock January’s fastest growing sites were dominated by the financial services sector. With tax season in the U.S. in full swing, tax solution websites are growing rapidly as we start the new year. Large increases in traffic for sites like LivingResearchInstitute.com and DegreeSearch.org could stem from New Year’s resolutions about healthier living or getting an online college degree. Additionally, the return of the NHL in January

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