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Hope your weekend’s going great — if not, check out our roundup of interesting and popular stories from the web! We hope they brighten your day.

December’s Top 50: A Good Close to 2013 for Myspace, CNET, and BizRate

December is always filled with a whirlwind of holiday excitement, shopping, dining, and relaxing. That doesn’t mean that consumer insights stop for the festivities! Our data for December 2013 refers to an interesting mix of top-visited websites from a variety of categories. Read up on some of the most intriguing results below!

Mobile Traffic of the Internet’s Top Social Media Sites

When it comes to social media, Facebook is undoubtedly the king. It’s the oldest of today’s top contenders, roughly one of every 7 people in the world are on it, and Hollywood spun a movie based on the “story” of its creation. But how do the other top social networks like Twitter and LinkedIn compare?

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of our favorite digital marketing stories from the web this week: How to build authority with LinkedIn, six of the biggest naming mistakes, Google Analytics tracking tips, and the complete list of Google ranking factors.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here’s a round up of the top digital marketing stories we shared online this week. What were the most interesting stories to you this week? Please share in the comments! Happy weekend, marketers! Linked in turned 10 years old. To celebrate their special anniversary, LinkedIn created an infographic with all sorts of cool stats. The site now has over 225 users worldwide. Ever considered using LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions? U.S. LinkedIn users have twice the buying power of the average U.S. consumer. Facebook news feed ads have 197.3% higher ROI than right side ads…

Traffic Report: March Top 50 Sites

The top 9 sites remained unchanged from February to March. Among those, Bing and Amazon experienced the largest growth with traffic up 12% and 19% respectively. There was a general rise in traffic to many sites, across all categories, due in part to the return to a full 31-day month.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

On Monday, we watched this year’s CES keynote by Qulcomm CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs in a combination of awe and amusement. Though the message was presented in an interesting way, the significance of mobile in the new year is undeniable–and everyone has their own thoughts on exactly what role mobile will play. 74% U.S. smartphone users get real-time, location-based information on phones. MarketingLand shared its five predictions on Mobile Marketing in

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Everyone has Googled themselves, right? Right. If the curiosity doesn’t get you, the narcissism surely will. All too often people perform this small ritual and what do they find? Pure horror. But not to worry! Recently Lifehacker put out an article on how to better your online reputation using a variety of social media platforms like LinkedIn, WordPress and Vimeo. In the world of personal branding you’ve got to be

The Monster of All Job Searches: Analyzing Job Hunting Trends

Image from: Job Search Image / Shutterstock Last year we took a look at where 20-somethings were searching online for jobs, and with even more 20-somethings entering the job market as well as an economy on the rise after a tough recession, it’s safe to say that people have been looking for employment. Looking at Compete.com we can see the unique visitors for top online job boards. LinkedIn.com takes the

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LinkedIn launched their long awaited iPad app this week, and decided to take a new direction for their social network’s app. According to Mario Sundar, LinkedIn’s social media manager, they designed the app “for how people use the iPad: morning and night infotainment.” How do you measure the success of your brand’s social media efforts? Digiday writes about brands that claim to have found a way to capture the ROI

Is LinkedIn Becoming A More Personal Professional Network?

Image from: AISPIX by Image Source / Shutterstock LinkedIn has secured their seat as one of the most widely used social networks on the web and since they went public last year, they’ve seen even more explosive growth and remains a site to keep an eye on (even with all the recent buzz about Pinterest). What was once thought of as an online résumé repository has quickly become much more.