The Weekly Pulse
Have you ever used Google+ Hangouts? This week, Life Hacker reported that Hangouts will get lots of new features, like diagram tools and SlideShare. Will these features make you more likely to use Google+ hangouts? Looking to pump up your search engine optimization? Check out Search Engine Watch’s post on how to find profitable keywords for your website. They break it down into five steps to increase your SEO. Do you care
msnNOW Finds Popularity with Younger Audience and May Drive Growth for Bing
Image from: mnsNOW Late last Wednesday on 2/15/12 Microsoft launched their newest addition to its MSN services, called msnNOW. This service enables people to get real-time information on what people are talking about, sharing, and searching for from one centralized place. It’s available on multiple screens – on the PC at now.msn.com, the iPad, mobile devices, and even as a social reader app on Facebook. Who are the early adopters
A Music Legend Passes: The Online Community Responds
Image from: Feature Flash / Shutterstock On Saturday, legendary singer Whitney Houston passed away. This morning, Mashable pointed out that we first learned of Whitney Houston’s death via Twitter. In fact, news of her death emerged on Twitter 27 minutes before it was reported on by the mainstream media, yet again proving twitter not only as a social media tool but also as a breaking news source. Houston’s death is clearly
Should GoDaddy say uncle?
Image from: Edw / Shutterstock Known for their overtly sexual advertisements, an elephant-hunting CEO, and supporting questionable Internet legislation, domain registrar GoDaddy.com has been in the news lately more than ever. Even after completely reversing their stance on the controversial SOPA legislation that got put to rest late last week, GoDaddy has been suffering from an influx of lost customers and bad publicity. I decided to check out the data
How Did You Follow the Golden Globes?
Image from: bioraven / Shutterstock Sunday night aired the 2012 Golden Globes, honoring achievements in film and television. People all over the U.S. tuned in to watch celebrities walk the red carpet, and to see which of their favorite movies and shows won awards. I was curious to see how people followed the Golden Globes this year, so I used Compete PRO to look at the Daily Reach to GoldenGlobes.org
Blogosphere 2010 vs. 2011: Which Industries Have a Pulse Now?
Image from: wavebreakmedia ltd/Shutterstock Many industries are finding it increasingly important to have a prescence online where they can speak their mind and give a complete voice to their brand. In Technorati’s latest study, the State of the Blogosphere 2011, the company uncovered some insights into why and how people blog, what content they blog about, and even how bloggers connect with brands. That’s where we thought we our data
Can Controversy Drive Change?
One of the most fascinating things about our online behaviors is that they’re directly indicative of the things we care most about. If the traffic to change.org is any indication, we cared a-whole-lot about the Casey Anthony trial verdict. Once the verdict was released, people flocked in droves to petition a law deemed Caylee’s Law that would, “make it a felony for a parent or guardian to not notify law
Good News for Online News: 6 Out Of 10 Online Users Visited World News Websites In July
Guess what? Americans are actually staying up to date with the news! The hardcopy days of news may be close to over, but if there is any indicator of the market for online news, Compete.com’s July data is certainly a starting point. Up 6.3% in July from June, our World News category of sites now attract over 100M unique visitors monthly through both continuous news and breaking stories that spike
Have you been preseason-ing a juicy football-shaped burger?
With the infamous NFL lockout over just in time for preseason, I’ve been wondering if the whole ordeal left a bad taste in the mouths of fans. Are people as interested in football this season? I decided to investigate, using some Compete data, to gauge just how much online engagement football fans have had with the NFL this year. We won’t have access to some of the preseason data for
Liberals vs. Conservatives on the Web
A few weeks ago, Jon Stewart did a segment about the News of the World phone hacking scandal and how media companies owned by Rupert Murdoch (e.g. Fox News) downplayed the relevancy of the story. This wasn’t the Daily Show’s first attempt at making news of the news industry (and probably not the last), but it got me thinking about the audience for Stewart’s show vs. the Fox audience. More
Kantar Media Compete Names Scott Centurino Chief Operating Officer
Former CEO of Crimson Hexagon Will Oversee Company’s Rapid Growth in Digital Measurement Industry BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – Aug 3, 2011) – Kantar Media Compete today announced that Scott Centurino has joined the company as chief operating officer (COO). Centurino, who will report to Compete’s president, Scott Ernst, will play an important role in managing the company’s growth as it expands its global footprint and digital measurement offerings. “Scott has a track