Free Report: Social Media Not Just for Show

Even though it may be the latest craze to hit the marketing industry, social media for businesses is no longer a taboo subject. With thousands of the largest brands around the world jumping on the social media bandwagon, why should your company be left behind? Before you even start to think about diving head first into the social sphere, you must carefully research what’s best for your brand. How do

Sharpen Your Pencils Kids, Data-Driven Careers Are In Demand

Image from: Ermek/Shutterstock Think back, way back…. to the days when you filled out those multiple choice bubble surveys for school to figure out what you were going to be when you grew up. While those days are long behind us, I’m sure that there was no clear path between those penciled in tests and our current career choices. Regardless of how we arrived in our current data-centric careers it’s

Webinar Replay: 3 Tools for Understanding Ad Reach

Last week, Compete hosted a webinar to talk about your advertising reach and how you can optimize your ad spend. We understand that you undoubtedly spend a huge amount of time on ad targeting to get to your ideal customer, but we posed the question, “do you really know who you’re reaching?” During this webinar, Dan Pflock, Compete’s Product Manager of Online Media Products, and Damian Roskill, Managing Director of

Quick Tip: Overview of the PRO Referral Analytics Traffic Dashboard

Compete PRO Advanced Referral Analytics tool allows you to track the activity of your competition, industry category, and gives you a head-to-head comparison of referral traffic with your competition. There are two basic parts to Compete’s referral analytics reports on site level and category level referral reports, explained below. The comparison reports show the full referral share comparisons in a Traffic Details interface, only. This article will review the following

The Weekly Compete Pulse

If you’re a hockey fan, you’re probably anxiously awaiting game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday. But to occupy yourself until then, you can watch the Belmont Stakes today, or just check out these links to some of this week’s news articles that we read and found interesting for online marketers. Here at Compete, we love sexy data. This interesting read from Ad Age talks about how making

Quick Tip: Referral Analytics Traffic Summary Overview

The Traffic Summary gives you an at-a-glance look at traffic trends for the domain’s visits over the last 24 months as well as the change that has happened in the visits levels from the prior month and the changes that happened from the largest site referrers, see the corresponding outline below for the correlations. Two years of trended visits data for the domain you’re running the referral analytics report for.

Quick Tip: PRO Referral Analyics Dashboard Overview of Traffic Insights

Compete PRO Advanced has organized a number of pre-configured Traffic Insights to help you identify sources of traffic growth and decline by performance and domain categorization from within our Referral Analytics tool. Top Growing Sites – A list of the top growth domains, or domains with the largest percent growth month over month. Top Declining Sites – A list of the top declining domains, or domains with the largest percent

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

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 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,

“Rapture-tising”: After the Weekend, We’re Still Here…

Image from: Rapture / Shutterstock I love the term “rapture-tising,” which as far as I can tell was coined by Advertising Age in response to the ubiquitous advertising done by Family Radio, the multi-million dollar Christian media empire, in the months leading up to what should have been the beginning of the end of the world on Saturday. In case you didn’t see the billboards and ad-wrapped vehicles around your

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, “a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections

We Want Our PSN! What Happens When Gamers Suffer Through 3 Weeks of Network Playing Withdrawal

A good portion of gamers out there were waiting, waiting, waiting for the Playstation Network to recover from their recent intrusion, loss of private customer data, and restore services to the online gaming platform. The network was shut down on April 21st, as indicated by the reach/attention spikes below. Actually, the daily attention and reach metrics closely track to the events as they unfolded. Luckily, they recovered services this weekend