March’s Top 50: Spring Black Friday, News Sites, and more
March’s Top 50 sites are an interesting array of companies from the web. Fast movers included Home Depot, news sites, and quite a few Microsoft websites as well. Want to know more? Keep reading!
Sunday Series: Theme Parks’ Not-So-Smooth Ride
This week’s mention for March fast movers is hopefully one that will have you thinking about summer vacation. Read up on why the Theme Park category made its way to the top — but also how a variety of reasons can impact online traffic.
Sunday Series: Motorsports Take the Wheel
Image from: 2014 Daytona 500 / Shutterstock February was a great month for motorsports websites — increases in unique visitors propelled them to our list of fast movers! One of the biggest events in racecar driving took place this February 23 — the Daytona 500. It’s no coincidence that the strongest websites in the category are related to the sport! Other sites that had respectable UVs but noticed a drop
Sunday Series: Memes Moving Up
January 2014 saw a many categories understandably move up the ranks (health sites, travel planning pages, financial sites) — but a surprising fast mover for the month was the Humor and Novelty Blogs category (memes)! Check out the Top 10 list and learn more below!
Sunday Series: All Hail Accountancy Services
While tax season started late (this year’s season was pushed back from the 21st of January to the 31st), the online tax world became January 2014’s top fast-mover. See why below!
January Data is Now Live – Tax season starts, New Year’s resolutions, and more…
The first month of the new year is behind us and we’re off to a great start! January 2014 data is live and available in Compete PRO and the usual financial services bump at the start of the year is joined by a few other interesting sites across our Monthly and Yearly Fast Movers.
Sunday Series: Jewelry Category Sparkles and Shines
The holiday season always has an insurgence of TV ads featuring husbands and boyfriends pulling out jewelry boxes from behind trees or under the mistletoe — so it’s no surprise that the shopping category for jewelry made December 2013’s list of fast movers!
Sunday Series: Christmas Gifts for the Shopping Center Category
The holiday season always brings shoppers to stores in droves, so there’s no surprise that the Shopping Centers and Malls category made our list of fast movers for December 2013! The category saw a 51.32% increase in MoM (month-over-month) traffic for unique visitors as consumers wrapped up their holiday shopping. (Overall MoM visit count saw a respectable 50.77% increase).
Sunday Series: JibJab.com, JacquieLawson.com, 123Greetings.com, and more
Looking back on December 2013, the Ecards category saw massive growth as Americans wished their friends and families happy holidays. With a 55.22% month-over-month (MoM) growth in unique visitors and a 75.19% MoM increase in total time spent on websites in the category, it was no doubt a very successful month for ecards sites; however, looking at longer-term trends, the category as a whole suffered a 31.81% year-over-year (YoY) drop in unique visitors.
December Data is Now Live – NORADSanta.org, MegaMillions.com, HarryAndDavid.com, and more…
Happy new year! Another new year has begun and another month’s worth of new data is live and available in Compete PRO! I hope you enjoyed your holiday celebrations as much as I did and are ready to get right back into the swing of things this year.
Sunday Series: Virality Brings Fast Mover Status
November was a good month for the personal blogs category, skyrocketing the second-highest amount of unique visitors (UVs) in two years. But this sharp jump in traffic wasn’t due to a sudden interest in personal blogs, it was due to a single site (with the slight help from a few others).