Sunday Series: Home Improvement Fast Movers
With warm weather comes beach and camping trips, outdoor grilling, sunbathing, and… home improvement projects. May is the month when hopeful DIYers and gardeners begin researching, planning, and getting excited for all of their summer projects. This is shown quite clearly with a 3.47% increase in unique visitors to the category and spikes upwards of 100% for a few of the fastest moving home improvement sites.
Sunday Series: Traffic Rises to Political Blogs
News and political blogs grew 11% in April with over 14 million Unique Visitors (UVs)–making it the one of the Top 20 fastest growing categories (according to Compete PRO). It was a busy news month–reflected in the second fastest growing site online: CNN.com. Below are ten of the news and political blogs with the largest increases in monthly UVs. The list naturally split almost evenly along party lines…
April’s Top 50 Sites: Yahoo! Steals 2nd Place from Facebook
Yahoo.com replaced Facebook.com as the second most visited website in April, according to Compete’s latest U.S. traffic data. It was a close race, but Yahoo grew less than 1% month-over-month (MOM) to 164.6 million Unique Visitors (UVs) while Facebook’s monthly UVs dropped nearly half a percent to 164.1 million. Google remained king with 171.9 million UVs, a decrease of half a percent MOM.
April Data is LIVE at Compete
April saw the return of baseball season in the United States, propelling MLB.com into the fastest growing sites for the month. Additionally, we may be witnessing the rise of Twitter’s recently acquired Vine as the site surged passed two million unique visitors last month. Rounding out April’s Fast Movers is Boston.com, likely driven by people looking for news about the Boston Marathon bombings.
Sunday Series: Home Improvement Sites Spring Up
It’s finally spring time and our data shows just how eager home owners were for the warmer weather. Traffic to the ‘Home Improvement’ Category, which contains 121 related sites, grew 19% month-over-month (MOM) in March with over 16 million Unique Visitors (UVs). Are more people planning projects this year after a long winter of extreme weather? Data suggest maybe, as monthly UVs were 7% higher than a year ago…
December Data is Now LIVE at Compete
Image from: Santa Sleigh / Shutterstock December data is now LIVE at Compete! December’s fastest growing sites were influenced by seasonal trends with holiday, retail, ecard, and charitable sites occupying the top positions. Additionally, in December, CBS.com saw impressive growth that can possibly be attributed to several factors: the peak of American football season, the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, fall show finales, and extensive holiday special programming throughout the
Sunday Series: Fast Movers in the Baseball Category
Image from: Baseball on Grass / Shutterstock This week’s Sunday Series features 10 fast movers in the Sports>Baseball category. From the looks of these sites on their way up, it seems as though minor league baseball is becoming a lot more popular with consumers this season. Have you been enjoying minor league baseball this year? Let us know in the comments!
May 2012 Fast Movers
Image from: Flowers Image / Shutterstock Below are 10 websites with a large month-over-month increase in Unique Visitors for May 2012. Mother’s Day appears to have made a big impact, as the top 3 sites are for flowers.
April 2012 Fast Movers
Image from: Baseball Image / Shutterstock Below are 10 sites that saw rapid monthly growth in Unique Visitors during April. This month, baseball season drove the MLB site to the top of the list with a 63.99% increase.
March 2012 Fast Movers
Image from: March Madness Image / Shutterstock Below are 10 sites that saw rapid growth of Unique Visitors in March. All of the excitement around March Madness drove NCAA.com to the top of the list with a 816.96% increase. All of the Mega Millions lottery hype also drove a ton of traffic to the Mega Millions site with a 503.51% increase.