Eric Keating

Check out the new compete.com!

Have you seen the new compete.com? It’s been nearly three years since we made any major changes to the data available for free on compete.com, but this week presented visitors with more data and functionality than ever. We’ve added the ability to compare two domains on a graph, find domains that are similar to the one you searched (based on criteria like unique visitors and category), and identify the top sources of traffic to virtually any website.

Making Data-Driven Decisions

At Compete, we’re always thinking about how we can help our clients save more time and be as effective as possible. That’s why we’ve introduced new daily metric alerts, empowering you to make real-time, data-driven business decisions. The new feature allows users to configure alerts for the Daily Reach and Daily Attention metrics relevant to their business. Compete PRO will then track when the daily reach or attention values exceed

And the Compete PRO Success Stories Winner is…

Just a few weeks ago we launched our first “Success Stories” promotion, encouraging our clients to share a story about why they love Compete PRO or how it has helped them to achieve great things. The submissions that we received were absolutely awesome. There is no better feeling for all of us at Compete than hearing about our users’ love for what we do and how Compete PRO makes their

Introducing New Site Profiles

  Our users spoke and we listened.  We received requests and recommendations for Compete PRO Site Profiles, and as a result, we’re now delivering more useful and impactful information all in one easy-to-understand summary. The new Site Profiles page: Gives the user control over what metrics they want to see via metric “accordions” Presents demographic information visually, which makes it easy to see how a site compares to the overall

Share Your Compete PRO Story and Win

As a team that works tirelessly to build products that make marketers’ lives easier and more productive, there is nothing better than hearing about our users’ successes. While our Client Relations and Sales teams get to hear them all of the time on the phone, the rest of us have to settle for secondhand accounts. That’s why we’re launching a contest to collect as many of these client stories as

Socialcam vs Viddy

If  you’re ever on Facebook (and who isn’t?), you’ve probably noticed new social video applications popping up over the past month – Socialcam and Viddy. Many are describing the applications as an Instagram for videos, as you can record a brief moment of your life, add an artistic filter, and share it socially. Now I’m not a big fan of applications that require you to share your personal information in

Let’s Get Personal: The New Content Discovery

Image from: LaptopImage / Shutterstock Online media aggregators have played a critical role in content discovery for years. According to Compete PRO, the News Aggregators and Socially Generated News category of websites has consistently garnered between 25-35M unique visitors a month over the last two years. While there has been a general decline in attention to the category, there is no denying that content discovery remains as relevant as ever

The New Music Landscape

It’s no secret that the music industry has undergone massive changes over the last ten to fifteen years. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, total US music sales have dropped an average of 8% each year since 1999, from $14.6 billion to just over $6 billion. Having heard this, you probably wouldn’t expect that in the first half of 2011, US sales are up by 1%. Okay, so