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eBay: The Start of a Retail Feedification?

Image from: Ebay Feed / eBay.com eBay made news this week with the announcement that the online powerhouse will launch Feed, a Pinterest like experience.  Feed will be available on eBay’s site and allow users to scroll through products available for sale on the site. Earlier this year, we reported on the impact that Pinterest is having on how consumers engage with products and retailers online.  Pinterest’s growth in popularity

Traditional Retailers are Barbie Shoppers’ Dream House

  Image from: Barbie’s Face / Barbie.com Although holiday decorations have been available for weeks, for most of us, the holiday season begins in earnest as the Halloween decorations come down and our children shift their attention from costumes and candy to wish lists.   If this year is like so many of the past 50, many young girls will reserve space high on their lists for a Barbie doll. Looking

Digressing to Discounts: Digging for Deals Online

Image from: Discount Shopping Online / Shutterstock With school right around the corner, I have found myself shopping for the best deals around. Whether I’m looking for furniture, books, or nearby deals, discounts are always on my mind. With that being said, I was curious as to see as to what types of discounts consumers alike are looking for. When I did a broad keyword search for the word discount

Forgetsy Me Not: Etsy is the Rising Titan in Handmade Ecommerce

Image from: Vermilionarie’s Etsy Shop / Etsy.com I’m a cooler person because of Etsy.com. It’s true—just ask anyone who mildly likes me. They’ll tell you I’ve got some major coolness points wrapped up in accessories, all of which I’ve procured from the crafty artisans hosting their shops on Etsy.com. So, since Etsy seems to be the providence of my stylish reputation, I decided to use Compete PRO to get a

A Mild Winter Brings Fewer Searches

Image from: ghido / Shutterstock For most parts of the country, this winter has been relatively snow-free.  Here in Boston, we only had 6.8 inches of snow this January—compared to a whopping 60.8 inches last year. Many people are enjoying the break from harsh winter weather, happy to leave their heavy coats and boots at home. However, others are bemoaning the lack of snow, waiting for that one storm that

Pinterest: A Retailer’s Best Friend

Last May, we wrote about the new kid on the block, Pinterest. A self-proclaimed “virtual pinboard,” Pinterest allows users to collect images, quotes, recipes, etc. from across the web and organize them onto their own “pinboards” which can be shared with other Pinterest users. Examples of common pinboard inspirations are Wedding boards, Food & Drink boards, Travel & Places boards, & Home decor boards. Although Pinterest had shown promise back

The Weekly Compete Pulse

With the majority of holiday shopping under our belt (we know you haven’t forgotten about those “After Christmas Sales”), it’s time to wind down, read a book, and catch up on all of the marketing news you missed last week. We figured many of you would be too busy to read up on the articles this past weekend, so we’re doing a special version of the Pulse today. No matter

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

Are Daily Deal Sites a Smart Investment for Companies?

I love daily deal sites.  Seriously…some might say I am borderline addicted.  From large, national sites, like Groupon and Livingsocial, to regional sites, like Coupme, I frequent them all.  I have enjoyed great meals, expanded my wardrobe, and even went zip-lining for 50% off (or more!) thanks to deals I found.  And I am in very good company.  In July 2011, around 11 million consumers visited daily deal sites.  In

Compete Ranking of Top 50 Websites for March 2011 Shows Traffic Springing Forward

MySpace.com and Mapquest.com Finally See Some Sunshine; Mevio.com Traffic Explodes BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) - Compete, a Kantar Media company, has released its ranking of the top 50 websites for March 2011. In an unexpected turn of events, MySpace.com, which has been losing traffic consistently for more than a year, experienced a 5 percent uptick in March. Similarly, after four months of falling site traffic, Mapquest.com bounced back nearly 16 percent for the