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Sunday Series: Baseball Fast Movers–Home Run for the Red Sox

Baseball is America’s pastime–so it’s only appropriate that we looked at the fastest growing baseball sites on the unofficial first weekend of summer! Baseball Enthusiast sites had 20 million Unique Visitors (UVs) in April at the start of the season. The start of baseball season attracted more attention this year; monthly traffic was up 13% over April 2012. More people did not just visit baseball sites but also spent more time on them.

Sunday Series: Fast Movers in the Baseball Category

Image from: Baseball on Grass / Shutterstock This week’s Sunday Series features 10 fast movers in the Sports>Baseball category. From the looks of these sites on their way up, it seems as though minor league baseball is becoming a lot more popular with consumers this season. Have you been enjoying minor league baseball this year? Let us know in the comments!

April 2012 Fast Movers

Image from: Baseball Image / Shutterstock Below are 10 sites that saw rapid monthly growth in Unique Visitors during April. This month, baseball season drove the MLB site to the top of the list with a 63.99% increase.

Happy Birthday Fenway!

Image from: ESPN With today being the 100th birthday of the nation’s oldest ballpark currently in use, Fenway Park, I decided to look at search results for a few Boston baseball specific keywords. Starting with the keyword “Fenway” Compete.com has 67 site destinations, the top 10 being: MLB.com has the highest volume of search referral for the keyword “Fenway.” Looking further, the keyword “Red Sox” returns 30 site destinations with

Baseball 2012: Search Terms That Drive Home Run Traffic

Image from: Baseball Image / Shutterstock The start of Spring is not complete without baseball. As the MLB got off to another  intense start last week, I decided to use Compete to find out what fans have been searching for to get their baseball season started. I found the top 20 search referrals for Baseball to be interesting when looking at this specific industry in Category search. It seems as

Sports Fans Playing the Field During the Off-Season

Image from: David Silverman / Patriots Back in 2007, we wrote a post comparing the traffic to NBA.com, MLB.com, NHL.com and NFL.com. I wanted to see if any of the recent lockouts in the NBA and NFL had any impact on fan’s loyalty. I checked the Unique Visitors to the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL sites over the past two years and traffic looked very similar to 2007.  The National

How do sports fans follow games online?

If you live in New England, odds are good you’ve been following the Stanley Cup Finals, whether by choice, or by having game updates thrust upon you by rabid sports fans on social networks. For those of us Boston hockey fans, this year’s season is a big deal; it’s the first time the Bruins have been in the Stanley Cup finals since 1990. Personally, I welcome the stream of game

Compete April 2011 Category Data for ‘News: Sports’ Shows Rise of BleacherReport.com

Fast-Growing Online Publisher Is Firmly Entrenched as One of the Category Leaders BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) - Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released data for it News: Sports category highlighting the continued rise of Bleacherreport.com. In April, the self-described “leading publisher of original and entertaining sports editorial content” grew 9.7 percent (up 46.2 percent for the year) while the category as a whole declined 3.9 percent. April was a big sports month,