referral traffic

Sunday Series: Fashion Flop–No Spike for Spring Apparel

Spring fashion wasn’t on American’s minds any more or less in April than in March. Monthly traffic to apparel websites grew less than a quarter of a percent in April, with 70.8 million Unique Visitors (UVs). What sites did receive more attention as the weather got warmer? Below are ten apparel fast movers, each of which offers different products. Not surprisingly, Izi Dresses and Rent the Runway benefitted from both prom and wedding season.

Sunday Series: Business & Finance Blogs See Green in April

Last month brought tax Season to a close–there was no shortage of financial stories to discuss in April. Where did Americans look to for in-depth financial news, besides the mainstream media? 12.6 million Unique Visitors (UVs) browsed business and finance sites (a group of 55 sites) in April, up 12 percent month-over-month (MOM)–making it one of the fastest growing categories. Interestingly, neither Google nor Facebook was…

Competitive Intelligence for PR Part 2: Optimize Content with Search Data

In Part One of the Competitive Intelligence for PR series, we discussed finding strategic, engaging sites to pursue. The question then becomes, once you know where to pitch, how do you do it as effectively as possible? Are the keywords/content in line with what your client wants lift for? Search referrals hone in on the right keywords: Keyword reports allow you to view the search terms driving traffic to a…

April Data is LIVE at Compete

April saw the return of baseball season in the United States, propelling MLB.com into the fastest growing sites for the month. Additionally, we may be witnessing the rise of Twitter’s recently acquired Vine as the site surged passed two million unique visitors last month. Rounding out April’s Fast Movers is Boston.com, likely driven by people looking for news about the Boston Marathon bombings.

Sunday Series: Growing Appetite for Food Sites and a Thirst for Jack Daniel’s

With Easter falling earlier than usual, we compiled the list of fastest growing food sites in March. The holiday staple, honeybakedham.com, earned the top spot while number 6 on the list, Jackdaniels.com, grew an impressive 330% in March, led by a huge increase in traffic coming from Youtube.

If a Product Launches in a Forest and There’s No One There to Tweet About It…

Every company spends a lot of time and money making sure its products and services are the best they can be. That’s the point of business, offering valuable goods and services so that others will pay for them; but how can you profit from your hard work if no one sees it? There are a lot of accepted marketing methods to attract traffic to your website.

Sunday Series: Top Movie Sites in Oscar Season

In the wake of the Academy Awards at the end of February, I thought movie sites would have an interesting top movers list. I was surprised that the category as a whole had 9% less Unique Visitors than January–though still a sizable amount of traffic with nearly 59 million UVs. Neither Oscars or Academy Awards appeared on the top 100 list of keyword referrals.

Understand Consumer Behavior, Watch Referral Traffic Pour In

Image from: Connections and Referrals / Shutterstock As a “results-driven” online marketer, it’s easy to get caught up in analytics and numbers. Figures and statistics keep your boss less sadistic. That’s a saying, right? Taking a step back and actually thinking about your prospective customers seems like common sense, but not thinking about them is a mistake we marketers make every day. Instead of driving referral traffic to our sites

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.

Affiliates Pining for Pinterest

Pinterest is the new popular kid on the Internet, getting featured in media outlets like celebrity gossip does on tabloids. What people aren’t talking about however is the opportunity that exists for more ‘behind the scenes businesses.’ Those amazing symbiotic or parasitic relationships where third parties benefit from Pinterest’s new hype, sort of like Entourage™ with a cast of publishers, affiliates, and merchants.

Quick Tip: Overview of the PRO Referral Analytics Traffic Dashboard

Compete PRO Advanced Referral Analytics tool allows you to track the activity of your competition, industry category, and gives you a head-to-head comparison of referral traffic with your competition. There are two basic parts to Compete’s referral analytics reports on site level and category level referral reports, explained below. The comparison reports show the full referral share comparisons in a Traffic Details interface, only. This article will review the following