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Sunday Series: MMA Fights Their Way to the Top of July’s Fast Movers

As we prepare for the impending football season, many sports fans are forced to look elsewhere for their fix. Although many would expect it to be in baseball, now in it’s second half of the season, we are surprised to find a new contender making a significant jump in traffic. This sport? Mixed martial arts.

Sunday Series: Goals, Home Runs, and Touchdowns in Sports News Online

Image from: Touchdown! / Shutterstock Summer is out. Fall is in. Taking a look at the Sports News category, we can see that this transition is reflected in the tides of traffic to various domains. You’ll notice that NBCOlympics still has a substantial amount of traffic in August, but that the rate at which its traffic is growing has decreased comparatively. More relevant sites, such as those pertaining to the

Sunday Series: Sports Betting Top Movers

Image from: Sports Betting Image / Shutterstock This week our Sunday Series features 10 sports betting websites from our gambling category that saw rapid month-over-month growth in unique visitors.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Which Teams Are in the Lead Online?

Image from: NHL.com The Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing and although the Bruins suffered a loss last night, I am still optimistic. I checked out the subdomain traffic for NHL.com to see which teams were driving the most traffic to the site and the results were encouraging. I was proud to see that behind the Penguins, the Bruins were the second team on the subdomain list. It is

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

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

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

The Weekly Compete Pulse

The first day of summer happened this week so the longest day of the year is now behind us. Soak up as much sun as you can and check out these links to some of this week’s news articles that we read and found interesting for online marketers. Watching the Bruins win the Stanley Cup was exciting, but what’s even more exciting is the number of ways we can follow

Boston Raises the Cup and Web Traffic

It’s been 39 long years since the Boston Bruins raised Lord Stanely’s Cup. (Easy Canucks’ fans, I know you’ve never won one in your 40 seasons. You aren’t alone, neither the LA Kings or the St. Louis Blues have ever touched the “Holy Grail” and it has been 43 seasons. The Buffalo Sabres accompany you in 0 for 40 club.) When the Bruins brought the Stanley Cup to Boston in

How do sports fans follow games online?

If you live in New England, odds are good you’ve been following the Stanley Cup Finals, whether by choice, or by having game updates thrust upon you by rabid sports fans on social networks. For those of us Boston hockey fans, this year’s season is a big deal; it’s the first time the Bruins have been in the Stanley Cup finals since 1990. Personally, I welcome the stream of game

Compete April 2011 Category Data for ‘News: Sports’ Shows Rise of BleacherReport.com

Fast-Growing Online Publisher Is Firmly Entrenched as One of the Category Leaders BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) - Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released data for it News: Sports category highlighting the continued rise of Bleacherreport.com. In April, the self-described “leading publisher of original and entertaining sports editorial content” grew 9.7 percent (up 46.2 percent for the year) while the category as a whole declined 3.9 percent. April was a big sports month,