SMX: Mobile Apps & How They’re Revolutionizing Search
Attending SMX West this week? See Danielle Nohe, Director, Technology & Entertainment from Compete speak about mobile apps and how they’re revolutionizing search on March 9th at 10:45am PST. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is famous for saying “…on the desktop search is where it’s at; that’s where the money is. But on a mobile device search hasn’t happened. Search is not where it’s at, people are not searching on a
Compete Ranking of Top 50 Web Sites for January 2011 Shows Big Chill for Online Retailers
User Visits to Top Retailer Sites Quickly Return to Pre-Holiday Levels; Bing.com Traffic Reached Its All-Time High, Has Doubled Since January 2010 BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – March 1, 2011) – Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released its ranking of the top 50 web sites for January 2011. Compete’s data clearly shows that traffic to top online retail sites decreased significantly in January, including Walmart.com (-32.64 percent), Target.com (-32.15 percent), Bestbuy.com
It’s T-Shirt Time!
It’s no secret the I love “The Jersey Shore” and tonight is the season premier. To say that I am excited is an understatement. The housemates are headed back to Seaside, NJ where it all started. My favorite ‘character’ is Snooki. I don’t know what it is about that girl, but she cracks me up. Perhaps it’s that we’re similar in height, sassy, a little silly, and we’re both from
AOL and Bebo – a sad tale told in data
AOL purchased Bebo, then a hot social network, for $850 million in March, 2008, with the hope of competing with Facebook. Sadly that was not to be. June 17th the story came to an end as Bebo was sold for somewhere between $2.5m and $10m to a private equity group. Of course, none of this was really news to Compete subscribers who have seen the clear trend in Bebo’s numbers
Compete Webinar: Spend Smarter. Acquire Better. Introducing Enhanced Referral Analytics With Compete PRO!
Join us for a Webinar on June 24th from 2-3pm EDT Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now! Last week, Compete launched an enhanced Referral Analytics product that will help you understand your competitors’ and your industry’s marketing strategy. Learn from it, adapt to it, and then outperform it. Eric Austrew, Director of Product Management for Compete.com, will give an exclusive walk through of the new and improved Compete
Facebook’s privacy changes have everyone in line for a slice of the semantic web pie
With so much buzz around Facebook’s recent privacy changes, I decided it was time to take a peek at some of our analytics to see how the sites Pandora and Yelp may have benefited in the month of April. We should keep in mind that the f8 Live conference didn’t announce the Open Graph API capabilities or privacy changes until April 21st. Therefore the metrics we have for the month
Compete now offers marketing channel and traffic composition information!
Today Compete launched our newly reinvented Referral Analytics tool. The new referral analytics goes beyond the domain level data to provide deep, actionable insights for any online marketer. Drive acquisition growth with competitive information The new referral analytics uses a simple but powerful "map of the market" visualization to show at a glance what categories are driving the most traffic to a given competitor, and whether that source is growing
Enhanced data methodology powers new features and new capabilities
Enhanced data methodology powers new features and new capabilities Today’s release of the reinvented referral analytics on Compete.com is a milestone for one group of people here in the office: The data team. This is the group of white lab coat wearing, PhD having, prime number recognizing people here at Compete that are responsible for taking the massive sample from our multiple clickstream sources and applying the math that turns
The New York Times is out with a piece today on one of my favorite websites – www.icanhascheezburger.com. Most of the piece is a retread of what has been said before about the network — the site has grown from essentially nothing, now making a bunch of money from advertising, licensing and merchandising. The other keys to their success, according to the article, are the size of their network, and
Google’s Pac-Man Floods Firefox Support
Google’s 30 year anniversary playable Pac-Man logo not only took a bite out of productivity last Friday, it also flooded internet browser support centers. I must credit my friends over at Mozilla for this insight, with Chris Blizzard tweeting a number of times about the confusion it caused amongst Firefox users. Â Baffled users attempted to contact their internet browser support centers, unaware that the Google logo was responsible for the
A quick shout-out"¦. All marketers and advertisers really should check out this blog post by Ken Mallon, who is SVP for Custom Solutions and Ad Effectiveness Consulting at our partner company Dynamic Logic. I was privileged to share a stage with Ken at the Digital CMO Summit, hosted by Compete in Miami earlier this month. During our session, Ken referenced the earlier blog post, which presents compelling evidence that "direct