Industries

Sunday Series: Online Leisure Gaming Fast Movers

Image from: Gaming Image / Shutterstock This week for our Sunday Series we have sites with large monthly increases in Unique Visitors. You’ll notice OMGPOP is on the list, perhaps due to the success of “Draw Something.”

Sunday Series: Pharmaceutical Companies and Drugs Top Movers

Image from: Southern Savers This week, we’ve got our latest installment of our new Sunday Series. Below is the list of sites with the highest monthly increase in Unique Visitors from the “Pharmaceutical Companies and Drugs” category.

Online Gaming Co.’s Scrabbling for Traffic

Image from: Games Image / Shutterstock I have to admit between my Facebook News Feed, TweetDeck, Barstool Sports, and combing YouTube for new funny cat videos, my workdays at Compete are pretty filled up.  However, even with my busy schedule, I always try to make time for online games. Whether I’m pwning Zombies with my Plants on Popcap, Scrabbling it up on Pogo, or Spinning the Wheel of Fortune for

Healthcare, Information, and the Internet

It seems as if the past two years have been very good to online healthcare information networks. The industry has enjoyed over 10% stable growth in 2012. WebMD.com tells a bit of a different story as the leader of this industry, holding over 15% market share of all unique traffic going through the Online Health Support and Information Network category of Compete.com. Nearly all of this traffic is referred, with

The NBA is back! Wait, did anyone know it was gone?

Why was there so much to look forward to on December 25? It was the day millions eagerly looked forward to: the return of men’s professional basketball. Unless you were one of the many who didn’t even care (or notice) that the season was beginning over a month late. At noon on Christmas Day, the NBA got things underway with my Boston Celtics going up against the New York Knicks

The Biggest Gainer: 2012 Gym Websites

Image from: Stuart Jenner / Shutterstock We’re all guilty of that new years resolution we don’t keep. Perhaps the most common resolution with the worst reputation is to get in shape and spend “___ amount of days” in the gym every week. It’s the reason why every gym across the states is packed on January 1st and regains complete normalcy only a few weeks later.  Funny enough, online traffic often

Digital CMO Series: Mike Cooley, Sprint

“Focus on Mobile First” Mike Cooley, Vice President of online channels at Sprint manages the strategic, creative and technical initiatives impacting the web experience for both current and prospective customers. During his session – The Journey to Customer Experience Excellence at the Digital CMO Summit Mike shared how Sprint.com integrates community, support, account and commerce functions to create more meaningful connections with consumers and deliver a better customer experience. Below

Blogosphere 2010 vs. 2011: Which Industries Have a Pulse Now?

Image from: wavebreakmedia ltd/Shutterstock Many industries are finding it increasingly important to have a prescence online where they can speak their mind and give a complete voice to their brand. In Technorati’s latest study, the State of the Blogosphere 2011, the company uncovered some insights into why and how people blog, what content they blog about, and even how bloggers connect with brands. That’s where we thought we our data

Why Netflix Is Still #Winning

Recently Netflix announced its third Quarter financials and the headlines since have not been kind. Over the past three months the darling of the post-Blockbuster era has been criticized for their July price increases and accused of ignoring customer loyalty. And let’s not forget the collective facepalm heard ’round the world when Qwikster was announced… Now, another wave of criticism is sweeping through Los Gatos as Netflix’ stock price continues

Daily Deals on the Downside: Groupon and Livingsocial Continue to Slide

Image from: Merkushev Vasiliy/Shutterstock Group buying/daily deal sites seem to be losing their shine – witness the recent layoffs at Buywithme.com (which has recently merged with Gilt Groupe) and the repricing of the Groupon IPO due to concerns with their model (and other issues).  From my perspective, I’ve long thought that the daily deal space was overcrowded and people were starting to ignore the offers – deal fatigue setting in. 

Traffic Report: The Top 10 Growing Magazines Online

Here at Compete, we have compiled a Magazine category which encompasses both digital magazines and the digital forms of print magazines. While the category experienced a slight (and expected) seasonal dip of 3% in unique visitors, it is up 13% year over year, a much larger growth than the 4% growth from September 2009 to September 2010. As digital becomes more relevant and more crucial to a magazine’s success, we