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The Weekly Compete Pulse

We hope that all our American blog readers had a great 4th of July! We also hope you’ll all enjoy some articles from around the web for online marketers. Link building is search engine optimization 101. Getting backlinks to your site from around the web gives your site credibility and link juice that search engines favor when it comes to ranking. There are a lot of sketchy ways to build

Healthcare, Information, and the Internet

It seems as if the past two years have been very good to online healthcare information networks. The industry has enjoyed over 10% stable growth in 2012. WebMD.com tells a bit of a different story as the leader of this industry, holding over 15% market share of all unique traffic going through the Online Health Support and Information Network category of Compete.com. Nearly all of this traffic is referred, with

The Long Tail Internet Myth: We are Spending MORE Time on Top 10 Sites than Ever

Image from: nikkytok / Shutterstock In 2006, Compete was contacted by Read Write Web to provide data for a piece on the Long Tail Theory: The Shrinking Long Tail – Top 10 Web Domains Increasing in Reach (You can see our follow up to the post here). The Long tail theory is another way of describing the democratization of media and business through the Internet by removing some of the institutionalized

Not Now… Why Can’t I Connect!

Image from: Ljupco Smokovski / Shutterstock As I sit here on a Sunday afternoon browsing the web for Christmas gifts, checking email, going on Facebook to see what friends are up to and looking up recipes for dinner, I become aware of how reliant I am on my Wi-Fi Service.  While I have my TV on, I’m not really paying attention to it, which gets me thinking…If I had to