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4 Lessons In Viral Marketing From On High

Image from: Virus / Shutterstock   We are a society obsessed with digital. Therefore, to be impactful a brand must know how to be agile in a digital space. Having a battalion of online entities is all the rage, and for good reason; more online platforms means more outlets for content, more exposure, and—yes—a higher chance of striking the elusive nerve of virality that so many marketers dream of. Here

September Data is LIVE at Compete

Image from: Digital Duel 2012 / Blog.Compete.com September data is now LIVE at Compete! With the advent of autumn what domains are seeing the biggest growth in their unique visitors? It goes without saying that perhaps the the top trend for fall is ‘back to school,’ reiterated by online shopping domains such as Shop411.com, Deal-finder.org, edmodo.com. The obvious preparation for Halloween is also seen in such seasonal sites like Spirithalloween.com

What Role is Twitter Playing in the 2012 Election?

Image from: Political Twitter / Social Media Frontiers The impact and prevalence of Twitter in regards to the 2012 Presidential race has received a lot of press since the first debate between President Obama and Governor Romney.  According to Twitter, last week’s debate led to a record-setting 10 million Tweets to become the single most tweeted event in U.S. political history. As the race enters its last month and raises

Digital Duel 2012: Obama vs. Romney

With the start of the presidential debates only days away, both the Obama and Romney camps are simply buzzing with social media momentum. To put into perspective the online presence of either candidate, we’ve created the following infographic to demonstrate which candidate is getting the most traffic, who that traffic is coming from, and what it could mean for this year’s Presidential Election. Just check out that map! State-by-state Obama’s campaign site is attracting

Sunday Series: Top Growing Sites in Politics and History

Image from: Political Podium / Shutterstock The 2012 Presidential Election is coming up, and Compete is avidly tracking the flux and flow of traffic online to discern where the digital weight is, and what sites are gaining influence. Below is a ranking of the top ten growing sites for the ‘Politics and History’ category in July. You’ll notice that most don’t lend themselves to a particular candidate, with domains advertising

The Weekly Compete Pulse

The obvious event of this week is President Obama’s social media exploit, in which he sat down for an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit.com. The chat itself lasted about a half-hour, and the response has been mixed. AdAge contends that the tactic itself was smart, but actually empty of deep insights. Next month, you can count on us to check back to see if the President’s appearance registers in

An Apple a Day Keeps the Debt Away

America is in debt. Or at least we are technically still in debt. With Congress passing the Budget Control Act the debt ceiling was increased and the U.S. avoided default. As Republicans and Democrats worked out an agreement for the debt ceiling via Twitter (#compromise) I wanted to know how debt-centered our nation actually is. As a recent college grad, the cost of higher education has not come without an

2012: Your Votes Will Be ‘Liked’ And ‘Retweeted’

It’s that time again, time for hopeful potential presidential nominees to start the campaign process for 2012. While it’s still too early to talk about who the frontrunners would be, or make any predictions about the outcome of the election, one thing is already abundantly clear: social media will play an even larger role in this election than ever before. President Obama’s social strategy in 2008 has been cited ad