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Quick-Tip: Updating your PRO email preferences

If you want to be notified when the new PRO monthly data releases on in the compete PRO product, you can update your email preferences quickly and easily by following the steps below. Select the Preferences link at the top right. Select the Email link. Check which mailings you’d like to receive. Save your preferences by clicking the Save Preferences Button.

Quick-tip: Leveraging Compete’s New Grouped Sites Feature

Adding a Saved Group From the Home tab you can easily organize domains you run reports on regularly. I personally enjoy organizing competitors by size and similarity in product offerings. Creating groups makes it simple to view competitor’s trends across multiple metrics at a glance using the spark-lines. To get started follow the three steps below. Navigate to the home tab. Click Saved Group on the left side . Select

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Happy Labor day weekend! We sure hope you are reading this over a hotdog at a cookout. While you’re enjoying the extra time this weekend, you should definitely take the opportunity to check out our new digs at Compete.com. We launched a new site design Wednesday based on extensive user research that we conducted earlier this year. We hope you like the new Compete PRO and the updated Site Analytics!

The New Compete PRO

Today marks the launch of the new compete.com and Compete PRO experience.  Our goal was to develop a simplified and more focused product that would better help you perform your daily tasks.  That’s why we made these enhancements after talking to you, our users, and truly understanding how and why you use Compete PRO. There’s nothing that we care more about than enabling you to be successful in your business/role.

Kantar Media’s Compete Releases Ranking of Top 50 Websites for May 2011

IPO Fever and Big News Stories Fuel Healthy Gains in Site Traffic BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) – Kantar Media’s Compete today released its ranking of the top 50 websites for May 2011. Significant changes during the month included traffic increases to LinkedIn.com, Groupon.com and Skype.com amid speculation about IPOs and acquisitions. Also of note, explosive growth in traffic to online news sites, presumably driven by the bin Laden capture, the Schwarzenegger flap, Oprah’s

Quick Tip: Referral Analytics overview of Channel Intelligence

Use the Channel Intelligence report to understand specific areas that are driving the most traffic to a site and its broader category. Bar Chart Key – The dark blue in the bar chart represents the specific domain. The light blue represents the category under which the domain is organized. In this instance Amazon.com is categorized in Mass Merchant and Department Stores. General Portals and Search in the example below 32.78% of

Vineyard Vines Hopes You ‘Hoof It’ to the Stores After the Kentucky Derby

The final stretch of the Triple Crown is just around the bend. The Belmont Stakes takes place on June 11th, following some thrilling performances at the Preakness and Kentucky Derby. And one of those performances wasn’t even turned in by a horse; it was Vineyard Vines, which showed its championship marketing and advertising form during the Derby. For many, the Kentucky Derby is THE event to see and even more

The Sweet Smell of Sunscreen

I can always tell summer is coming by the way New York City smells.  There is nothing quite like ‘eau de Hot NY’ – walking outside you are immediately hit with top notes of black garbage bags soaking up summer heat and stagnant disease-festering water that evolves in the subway to expose a ripe middle of sweaty bodies and unwashed feet.  As your nose becomes accustomed to this assault however,

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,

A Very ‘Pinterest’-ing Idea

If I had a dollar for every time I wanted to put a virtual post-it on a website/image/link/idea/design/whatever, I’d be on my tropical island and not writing this blog post. Sound familiar? Finally, someone invented a service to help us curate our content into one semi-sensical place. Meet your new best friend, Pinterest. Pinterest is, as stated by Pinterest.com, “a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections

Quick Tips: Trending with Compete by Comparing Two Metrics on One Graph

Comparing Two Metrics Comparing metrics against one another can be a quick but powerful way to understand the full picture of on-site activity. Learn how! 1. Via drop-down menu In the graphic below, you can see that we’re viewing two metrics for Amazon.com, visits and average stay. The red “1″ icon at the top shows where to click to select your first metric. The red “2″ icon denotes the remaining