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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

Tis’ the Season to Up the Ante on Your iPad SEO

Now I have been on the Apple bandwagon since my first iPod in 9th grade and while I often Shazam a good tune via my iPhone 4, right before downloading it on my Macbook, I lack one Apple screen that any tech saavy digital native should have… An iPad. Recently, I opened up an email from Apple and was greeted with a catchy phrase, “The best gifts surprise people long

The Impact of Steve Jobs’ Death on the Web

How did the web react to the untimely death of Steve Jobs?  As every article I seemed to read last week had to do with Jobs or Apple, I was curious to see the impact the news of Apple’s founder had around the web.  I wanted to see how sites were also affected by such an unusual traffic surge, and so I went first to the Keyword Referral tool on

Think Different: The Decade of Apple

Last week Compete hosted a webinar entitled Think Different: The Decade of Apple. The original iPod was launched 10 years ago this month, and in the past ten years Apple has demonstrated extraordinary product innovation and marketing mastery. Since a lot of people talk about Apple’s product innovation, Chris Collins, Director of Technology and Entertainment, thought it would be fun to look at Apple’s strength as a consumer marketer –

What the New iPhone 4S Means for Sprint

Finally. After weeks of speculation and online searching the world finally knows all about the new iPhone 5 4S. We know it has an A5 chip, providing an experience that will be seven times faster than the current iPhone 4. We know it has dual GSM & CDMA radios to enable global roaming. We know that the 8 megapixel camera is way better than preceding iPhone cameras, with the ability