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March Data Is LIVE at Compete

With March data live, we compiled the list of ten fastest growing sites last month. In March, financial services sites fell out of the fastest growing list in favor of some seasonal television trends.

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.

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

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: Fastest Growing Ski and Snowboard Sites

Image from: ski / Shutterstock This week, we compiled a list of the top growing sites for Ski and Snowboard enthusiasts in January. The category had over 3.3 million Unique Visitors, though down 20% from December. The snow sport seems to be increasing in popularity–traffic to the sites increased 7.39% over the past year. Northeastern mountains got the most attention, with skinh.com claiming the top spot.

The Weekly Compete Pulse

Here are the most popular stories from the past week. Agencies can now create more sophisticated Twitter campaigns; the site  released its highly anticipated advertising API on Wednesday. To compare, Facebook released its advertising API in 2009. Ads previously had to be loaded one at a time–when marketers really wanted to take advantage of the real-time interactions Twitter uniquely offers. Read more of how the ads API impacts marketers on MediaPost.

Sunday Series: Fastest Growing Health, Fitness and Beauty Sites

Image from: health / Shutterstock This week we compiled a list of the top ten fastest growing health, fitness and beauty websites during the month of December. With a new year approaching, new year’s resolutions were on a lot of people’s minds. The category as a whole had 45,388,292 Unique Visitors last month, up over 15% from the previous December. The publication, Health Magazine, may be in the tenth spot, but

Super Sunday Series: Fastest Growing Football Sites

Image from: football / Shutterstock Happy Super Super Bowl Sunday! For the occasion, we compiled the list of the fastest growing websites in the football category during the month of December. No individual NFL team made the cut–instead college football dominated the list. All ten sites are specific bowl games, not surprising since college football playoffs finished at the beginning of the year. Corporate sponsorship seems to have attracted attention

December Data is Now LIVE at Compete

Image from: Santa Sleigh / Shutterstock December data is now LIVE at Compete! December’s fastest growing sites were influenced by seasonal trends with holiday, retail, ecard, and charitable sites occupying the top positions. Additionally, in December, CBS.com saw impressive growth that can possibly be attributed to several factors: the peak of American football season, the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, fall show finales, and extensive holiday special programming throughout the

July data is now live! Media sites dominate top movers

July data is now live on Compete.com! What sort of changes did a new month bring? We took a look at the sites that grew the most from June to July to get a better idea of where online traffic is flowing. Whether it’s the heat of summer, gas prices trapping people at home or something else entirely, several rich media sites saw a huge jump in traffic in July.