Sunday Series: Tech Products on the Rise, Money Saving Sites on the Decline
While many people are enjoying the summer outside at the beach or around the house working on their home improvement projects, there are many that think the best way to beat the heat is by staying inside and shopping. Although this may not be surprising to most, what may be surprising is what they are shopping for. The answer, tech.
Sunday Series: Which Sports and Fitness Brands Speed Ahead?
With summer in full swing, we compiled ten fast movers in the sports and fitness retail category. The group of sites is doing very well: it had 39 million Unique Visitors (UVs) in May, up 11.8% year-over-year (YOY). What are Americans shopping for over the summer? Golf gear, pool and boat maintenance retailers were some of the fastest growing sites in May.
Sunday Series: Baseball Fast Movers–Home Run for the Red Sox
Baseball is America’s pastime–so it’s only appropriate that we looked at the fastest growing baseball sites on the unofficial first weekend of summer! Baseball Enthusiast sites had 20 million Unique Visitors (UVs) in April at the start of the season. The start of baseball season attracted more attention this year; monthly traffic was up 13% over April 2012. More people did not just visit baseball sites but also spent more time on them.
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…
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.
Sunday Series: Fastest Growing Online Travel Agencies
This week at Compete, we compiled the list of fastest growing online travel agencies in January. Americans were busy booking trips in the New Year: the category had over 54 million Unique Visitors, up 26.7% from December. Some of the niche agencies included on the list offer travel to the Dominican Republic, Europe, California, and the Caribbean. Let’s dig a little deeper into the largest sample site on the list.
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
Sunday Series: Cookies, Crafting, and Kraft in the Cooking Category
Image from: Cookies / Shutterstock This weeks Sunday Series is all about cooking! In the holiday spirit, we pulled a list of the fastest growing cooking sites in the month of November. First and foremost, let’s just acknowledge that Christmas-Cookies.com landed the number spot as the fastest grower. In November. A bit preemptive, but so what? The second insight I noticed was that, for the most part, these sites are similar
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
Sunday Series: Office and School Supplies
Image from: Colored Pencils / Shutterstock I love office supplies. No one should ever leave me alone in a supply closet of office supplies unless they want to return to the sight of me hoarding fresh notebooks and pens. This Sunday Series I decided to take a look at June’s data for the industry profile of Shopping>Office and School Supplies, and I noticed that a few of the biggest movers
Sunday Series: Ascension in the Video Games Category
Image from: Video Games / Shutterstock This week’s Sunday Series takes a look at the 10 fastest moving sites in the Gaming>Video Games category. Maybe it’s all the heat, but the data shows a huge increase in traffic to a few of these sites. Most likely the influx is to godofwar.com correlates to the recent publicity campaign around the newest release in the franchise, God of War: Ascension, specifically their newest teaser