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January Data is Now Live – Tax season starts, New Year’s resolutions, and more…

The first month of the new year is behind us and we’re off to a great start! January 2014 data is live and available in Compete PRO and the usual financial services bump at the start of the year is joined by a few other interesting sites across our Monthly and Yearly Fast Movers.

February Data is LIVE at Compete

Image from: flower delivery / Shutterstock The fastest growing sites in February were again heavily populated with financial services sites due to tax season, but there were some key differences from last month. Likely because of Valentine’s Day, two flower sites made it onto the Fast Movers list. Additionally, Nascar.com cracked the top ten growers probably because of the Daytona 500 that happened in February. Investigating the growth of these

January Data is LIVE at Compete

Image from: money / Shutterstock January’s fastest growing sites were dominated by the financial services sector. With tax season in the U.S. in full swing, tax solution websites are growing rapidly as we start the new year. Large increases in traffic for sites like LivingResearchInstitute.com and DegreeSearch.org could stem from New Year’s resolutions about healthier living or getting an online college degree. Additionally, the return of the NHL in January

Top 10 Gains in Monthly Unique Visitors For February 2012

Image from: Flower Image / Shutterstock Below is the list of sites with the highest percentage of month-over-month growth. Valentines Day and tax season dominate the list, with sites for flowers and e-cards claiming the top two spots.

Top 10 Gains in Monthly Unique Visitors For January 2012

Image from: iQoncept / Shutterstock Tax season is upon us, and it is apparent in the Fast Movers for January; the top three sites with the most gains in unique visitors were tax-related websites.

Online Retailer Outlook: A more taxing future?

There has been no shortage of press on Amazon’s ongoing battles with states over internet taxation.  As a quick refresher, a 1992 Supreme Court ruling delcared that states could require retailers to collect sales tax only if they have a physical presence, such as stores or headquarters, in the state where the buyer lives.  Given this ruling pre-dated the explosion of online commerce, individual states have been testing this definition

Nothing is Certain, Except Death and Taxes and Online Marketing

For most of us, tax season has come and gone. But there’s no need to be sad. As the old adage goes, it’ll certainly be back. Though the season has closed, we wanted to look back at the performance of the key players in online tax filing because here at Compete, we are supremely interested in measuring competitive firms’ online effectiveness and digital marketing efforts. So though the season has

Webinar Replay: The Compete Online Retail 2011 Q1 Review

Jason Caine, Director, Client Services – Retail at Compete, and Damian Roskill, Managing Director, Marketing at Compete hosted a webinar last week on the state of the retail industry. Using data from our Q1 Shopper Intelligence Survey, they explored some of the important issues facing the retail industry from the first part of this year. If you’ve ever wished there was a way to gauge retailer performance online with a

Webinar: The Compete Online Retail 2011 Q1 Review

Calling anyone who is responsible for managing or supporting some part of an online, e-commerce business!  Join Compete for its inaugural Retail Update; a live webinar  that will provide an update on the latest online metrics and trends occurring in the retail industry.  You’re invited to join us next Tuesday, May 17, from 2-3pm EDT. Damian Roskill and I will spend some time reviewing how various retail sectors performed online

Americans Plan to Save and Pay Bills, According to Compete 2011 Tax Survey

Earlier this week, I received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service marked “official business.” I must admit I shook a little with apprehension. In turn, however, I was delighted to learn that I would be getting an unexpected, additional refund. (My delight was heightened by the relief I felt knowing I wasn’t going to be the subject of an audit.) Unexpected refund! To save or spend, that is the

Compete Ranking of Top 50 Web Sites for February 2011 Reveals Familiar Dip

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) - Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released its ranking of the top 50 web sites for February 2011. As expected, the number of site visits declined across Compete’s top 250 sites for February, the shortest month of the year. Among the top 20 sites, which are ranked based on unique visitors (UVs), however, there were three notable exceptions: Facebook.com (+0.26 percent), YouTube.com (+2.20 percent) and Bing.com (+2 percent).