Zach Eberhart

The Weekly Compete Pulse: Looking Back at 2013

With 2013 in our rear view, we decided to look back at all of our blog posts and see which were the most read, liked, tweeted, and shared to show you what you found most interesting. Let us present the best of the Compete Pulse, as decided by 2013.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: Maximizing Marketing Data: Turning Immediacy Into Impact, Even Small Companies Can Tap Big Data If They Know Where to Look, Curating Content Or Creating It: Which Drives More B2B Conversions, and Don’t Dismiss Broad Match: It’s Come A Long Way.

Mobile vs Desktop: Comparing the Traffic of 3 Major Retailers

With holiday season coming to an end, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at three of the top retailers, but in a slightly different way. Unlike previous years, we now have mobile data to play around with and it definitely gives us a fresh look at how consumers are interacting with the retail giants’ websites – both on mobile and on desktop.

Sunday Series: Virality Brings Fast Mover Status

November was a good month for the personal blogs category, skyrocketing the second-highest amount of unique visitors (UVs) in two years. But this sharp jump in traffic wasn’t due to a sudden interest in personal blogs, it was due to a single site (with the slight help from a few others).

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: People Shopping on Mobile Devices Visit More Sites Than Those on a PC, Mobile App Metrics that Matter, Matt Cutts: Google Penalties Get More Severe for Repeat Offenders, and 5 Ways To Evaluate The Quality Of Audience Data.

Mobile Traffic of the Internet’s Top Social Media Sites

When it comes to social media, Facebook is undoubtedly the king. It’s the oldest of today’s top contenders, roughly one of every 7 people in the world are on it, and Hollywood spun a movie based on the “story” of its creation. But how do the other top social networks like Twitter and LinkedIn compare?

Sunday Series: Hockey Picks Up Early in the Season

If you are a hockey fan, you are used to the ups and downs that the sport can put you through—both by your favorite team and the league itself. This year seems to be the start of a very good for hockey. This is assumed by the uncharacteristic multi-month rise in traffic when traffic numbbers are normally flat. In the past, the category didn’t see a lift until January, when many of the casual fans may begin to watch after their favorite football team didn’t make or lost in the playoffs.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: Small Businesses Need Big Data Too, 15 Stunning Stats About Cyber Monday, Convert Your Content Marketing to Revenue: 7 Pieces of the Puzzle, Real Time Marketing: How Brands Can Prepare And Succeed

Case Study: Why Engagement Doesn’t Always Equal Higher Sales

In 1946, Juan Trippe established the InterContinental brand and opened their first hotel in Béllam, Brazil. Since then, the InterContinental Hotel Group has become the largest hotel company in the world with over 675,000 rooms in over 100 countries. In 2008, Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk, and Joe Gebbia founded Airbnb in San Francisco, CA. Since then, they have expanded to 34,000 cities in 192 different countries and offer over 500,000 rooms.

10 of the Best Ecommerce Tools to Help You Win this Holiday Season

The most jolly time for both consumers and retailers is on in full force, the holiday season has started. So how can retailers, or more specifically, eRetailers, take advantage of the holiday season and receive the gift of a record high sales quarter? The solution is most likely the perfect combination of marketing, sales promotions, and optimization.

Sunday Series: Boeing Helps Travel Category Get Going

October was a great month for the “Corporate Travel” category. In fact, it was the best month that the category has had in the past two years. After a record 25% month-over-month (MoM) increase, the category saw a little over three million unique visitors (UVs). This is one of the first times that the category made it to our list of fast movers and is quite impressive for the relatively small category. But what exactly helped the category perform so well?