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July Top 50: Back to School is Around the Corner!

Take a look at our July Top 50 from Compete PRO and see which sites made some noise this month…

Instagram Desktop Usage On The Rise

Recent enhancements to Instagram’s desktop site has increased functionality and improved the user experience overall…

July’s Top 50: Three Sites Heating Up

Temperatures were up in July, but a few lucky websites got even hotter. Three sites in particular experienced strong MoM growth. Take at our Top 50 sites to see who felt the summer love.

February’s Top 50: Lots of Love for Tax Sites and More

Ah, February. Whether you celebrated the 14th as the day of love or Singles’ Awareness Day, we’ve got interesting data to share with you! Who received the most internet love? Read on and find out which websites made our Top 50.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: Michael Kors’s Instagram Ad: 36K Likes, 200 Rage-Filled Comments, Twitter’s New Display Ads in Action, Instagram ads are turning into ‘likes’ 5 percent of the time, No. 1 Position in AdWords Doesn’t Always Get Highest CTR [Study].

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: Are You Making These 10 Common Google AdWords Mistakes? Internet marketers know that using Google AdWords is an excellent way to drive traffic to their sites. Since it can be expensive if not handled correctly, the trick is to manage campaigns to get the highest return on investment. Unfortunately, a poorly managed AdWords campaign is

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: The best times to post on Instagram, why you can’t engineer success, more on Google making the switch to SSL, and how multi-screen ad impact will soon be possible through Google.

August’s Top 50 Sites: Yahoo!, Amazon, privacy.

It seems that Yahoo! has solidified their once questioned place as the second highest ranked site, beating out Facebook for the fifth month in a row and increasing their margin to roughly 2 million unique visitors (UVs). Not only is Yahoo! beating out Facebook, but they are also continuing to gain ground on search giant Google, having both a higher month-over-month (MoM) and year-over-year (YoY) growth.

How Can Brands Win the Social Media Race?

In this day and age, almost every retailer knows how powerful social media is. Based on a recent survey by Compete, 40% of online shoppers believed retailers’ Facebook pages have been extremely/very influential on their purchase decisions. Not to mention the imperceptible impact social media has on shoppers. Unfortunately, not every retailer is succeeding in social media marketing.

Instagram Upset: Are marketers taking user-generated content for granted?

Image from: self portrait / Shutterstock Instagram lit a fire among its users with its new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, announced in December in a short blog post  (the changes were retracted two days later). The news spread fast and furiously on social media as users expressed their anger at the popular application for claiming ownership of personal photos. Celebrities and media outlets vowed to stop using Instagram. One user

Looks Like Facebook Made an Insta-Success

Image from: Instagram Web Profiles / Instagram.com I am no newbie to Instagram. As one of my favorite apps on my iPhone I have been begging Instagram for months now to create a web experience so that my iPhone/Android-less friends can see the light (and Instagrammed photos) and participate in the experience on the World Wide Web. Last week, Instagram profiles were introduced on the web.  Instagram has always been