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Sunday Series: Christmas Gifts for the Shopping Center Category

The holiday season always brings shoppers to stores in droves, so there’s no surprise that the Shopping Centers and Malls category made our list of fast movers for December 2013! The category saw a 51.32% increase in MoM (month-over-month) traffic for unique visitors as consumers wrapped up their holiday shopping. (Overall MoM visit count saw a respectable 50.77% increase).

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The Weekly Compete Pulse

Happy weekend! Hopefully the new year finds you well as we bring you a round-up of the top content we shared this week: notes on email marketing statistics, optimized link creation, keeping leads in your sales funnel, and SEO predictions for 2014.

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Automotive

Chevrolet Colorado: Everything a Launch Should Be

Chevrolet is preparing to boldly return to the mid-size pickup truck market with the Chevrolet Colorado (and related GMC Canyon), with the motto “Everything a Truck Should Be.” From one perspective adding Colorado gives the larger Silverado more leeway to move upmarket. From another, sales of Colorado will help GM meet more stringent fleet fuel economy requirements. Either way, the strategy emulates that of Toyota and Nissan (each offering both full-size and mid-size pickups) more than Ford and Ram (full-size only).

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Sunday Series: JibJab.com, JacquieLawson.com, 123Greetings.com, and more

Looking back on December 2013, the Ecards category saw massive growth as Americans wished their friends and families happy holidays. With a 55.22% month-over-month (MoM) growth in unique visitors and a 75.19% MoM increase in total time spent on websites in the category, it was no doubt a very successful month for ecards sites; however, looking at longer-term trends, the category as a whole suffered a 31.81% year-over-year (YoY) drop in unique visitors.

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The Weekly Compete Pulse

Last week we shared with you the best of the Compete Pulse blog from 2013, but now it’s time to get back to our usual round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week. Enjoy!

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Technology & Entertainment

T-Mobile is Here to Stay

Whether gleefully poaching dissatisfied AT&T customers on Twitter or rebranding T-Mobile as the “Un-carrier” and changing long-established wireless practices, T-Mobile made a lot of noise in 2013. At CES in Las Vegas, CEO John Legere announced that all of that noise has moved the needle: T-Mobile had their best quarter in the last eight years in Q4 2013.

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Brand | News

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.

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Financial Services | Technology & Entertainment

Bitcoin: The Future of Currency or Speculative Bubble?

In the past couple of months, Bitcoin has become a buzzword that’s popping up everywhere. It’s appeared in countless news articles, in social media, and even the US Senate is talking about it. So what exactly is Bitcoin, and why does it matter?

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Brand

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.

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Ecommerce | Technology & Entertainment

Big Games, Big Records, Big Data: Comparing GTA V and COD: Ghosts

One of the most popular titles of 2013, Grand Theft Auto V (GTAV) currently holds 7 Guinness world records including, “highest grossing game in 24 hours” and “best-selling videogame in 24 hours.” Just 3 days after the release of GTAV, the game had grossed $1 billion.