May Top 50: Apples to Apples, News Making News
Data for the month of May is now live for Compete PRO users! We’ve compiled some of the most compelling stories out of the top 50 websites over last month.
There is a ton of hype surrounding the new Apple Watch. Find out how it has been impacting the Internet!
New iPhone 6 Drives Traffic to Top Retailers
In September, Apple’s release of the iPhone 6/6+ led to an increase in traffic to the “Big Four” wireless carriers.
May’s Top 50: Home Improvement and iPhone 6 Rumors
May 2014 was a rather quiet month for our top 50 websites. Most sites saw steady increases in their unique visitor count — but a few did have remarkable results! See what our data tells us in the following post.
September’s Top 50 Sites: Apple, Crackle, & MySpace
CBS stays strong in September Compared to last year, an election year, this September was quite slow. That didn’t stop cbs.com from making it to the list of fast movers once again. Although they didn’t have election coverage to drive traffic, they still managed to have the highest month-over-month (MoM) increase of all the top 50 sites. Seeing a 50% MoM increase and bringing their amount of unique visitors (UVs)
The Weekly Compete Pulse
This week, marketers rejoiced after Pinterest launched web analytics–helping brands track popular content. Digiday asked marketing executives what data they wanted from the site. Two responses were mobile integrations and promoted pins. Pinterest’s first step towards monetization? They haven’t yet opened an API allowing developers to create applications on top of the service. An interesting story from Bloomberg reports that Twitter is planning a joint venture with Apple, allowing users
The Compete Weekly Pulse
There is so much social content out there. Some people say it’s too much, and some people think it’s just the beginning. Writing from the later standpoint, Digiday explained a recent Pew study stating curation is on the rise, and so is the creation of original content to curate. The Curation Class, as Digiday calls them, are within the 18-29 age range and inhabit the worlds of Pinterest, Tumblr and
Yes – Apple will sell a lot of iPhones – Here’s Why
Image from: iPhone 5 / Apple.com Yesterday Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 to predictably strong reviews and aggressive sales forecasts. With a bigger screen, faster processor, thinner profile, LTE connectivity and more, the iPhone 5 looks to be a better version of what is already the world’s most popular smartphone. What you already know is that most forecasters are predicting huge sales. We agree. But what you don’t know is
It’s Not You, It’s Your Tablet
Image from: Tablet Image / Shutterstock Often times while browsing search referral data, I notice that product specific keywords are often among the top drivers to websites month over month. In particular, the ever-popular tablet line has done wonders for traffic to its producers’ websites. In addition to users searching specifically for the iPhone and the iPod, Apple.com benefits greatly from online users searching “iPad”. Of course, the hope among
For Smartphone manufacturers “less” is increasingly becoming “more”
Image from: ronstik / Shutterstock With well over a hundred new phones coming out every year it’s no wonder that the smartphone market feels like it’s getting pretty crowded. However, in this world of over-abundance some phone manufacturers appear to be taking another route to success: focusing on ‘hero’ devices that are likely to capture the hearts and minds of a wide range of consumers. Offering a comparatively small range
Mass Merchant and Department Stores Experience Spike in Traffic Last Week
Image from: Gorilla / Shutterstock Consumers appear to be buying into the holiday creep that has dominated the headlines over the last couple of weeks. Holiday creep is the term being used to describe the efforts by retailers to extend the holiday shopping season and offer holiday related deals before the traditional Black Friday kickoff. Year over year total visits increased last week increased in 7 of the 15 retailer