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Sunday Series: LebronJames.com One of Fastest Growing in Basketball Category

Image from: Basketball hoop / Shutterstock This week’s Sunday Series brings us to the basketball court. With basketball season in the United States starting at the end of October and into November, which sites grew the most and captured the most attention early in the season? Interestingly enough, a number of non-NBA properties found themselves among the top growing sites for November in Compete’s Basketball industry category. Most interesting is

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.

Fans Live Stream NBA Playoffs, ESPN Sees Boost In Traffic

Image from: Tumblr The NBA playoffs is a pretty sore subject around the office right now, at least among Celtics fans. Losing to the Heat in Game 7 last Saturday definitely stung, but feelings aside I thought it would be interesting to take another look into how the Playoffs were impacting traffic online. Last time, we looked at search referrals to NBA.com to see which teams were driving the most traffic. Since

NBA Playoffs: Can Search Data Predict A Winner?

Image from: NBA.com We’ve written several posts about the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the past few weeks, and now that the Bruins are out I have turned my attention to more important things – like the Celtics. Just as I did with the search referrals to NHL.com, I decided to take a look at the search referrals to NBA.com to see which teams were driving the most traffic. The Lakers,

Sports Fans Playing the Field During the Off-Season

Image from: David Silverman / Patriots Back in 2007, we wrote a post comparing the traffic to NBA.com, MLB.com, NHL.com and NFL.com. I wanted to see if any of the recent lockouts in the NBA and NFL had any impact on fan’s loyalty. I checked the Unique Visitors to the NBA, MLB, NHL and NFL sites over the past two years and traffic looked very similar to 2007.  The National

NBA Test of Fans’ Patience

Image from: Christopher Penler / Shutterstock Strikes, labor disputes, and lock-outs are rarely good for a sport in the short-term. The most recent was between the NBA players and the NBA owners, resulting in a lock-out starting July 1st. By the time it ended the NBA season by truncated by two months and 20% of the normal 82 games. The lockout meant an estimated $1 billion in lost television ad revenue,

The NBA is back! Wait, did anyone know it was gone?

Why was there so much to look forward to on December 25? It was the day millions eagerly looked forward to: the return of men’s professional basketball. Unless you were one of the many who didn’t even care (or notice) that the season was beginning over a month late. At noon on Christmas Day, the NBA got things underway with my Boston Celtics going up against the New York Knicks