Unique Visitors

Sunday Series: Traffic Rises to Political Blogs

News and political blogs grew 11% in April with over 14 million Unique Visitors (UVs)–making it the one of the Top 20 fastest growing categories (according to Compete PRO). It was a busy news month–reflected in the second fastest growing site online: CNN.com. Below are ten of the news and political blogs with the largest increases in monthly UVs. The list naturally split almost evenly along party lines…

April’s Top 50 Sites: Yahoo! Steals 2nd Place from Facebook

Yahoo.com replaced Facebook.com as the second most visited website in April, according to Compete’s latest U.S. traffic data. It was a close race, but Yahoo grew less than 1% month-over-month (MOM) to 164.6 million Unique Visitors (UVs) while Facebook’s monthly UVs dropped nearly half a percent to 164.1 million. Google remained king with 171.9 million UVs, a decrease of half a percent MOM.

Traffic Report: March Top 50 Sites

The top 9 sites remained unchanged from February to March. Among those, Bing and Amazon experienced the largest growth with traffic up 12% and 19% respectively. There was a general rise in traffic to many sites, across all categories, due in part to the return to a full 31-day month.

Sunday Series: Home Improvement Sites Spring Up

It’s finally spring time and our data shows just how eager home owners were for the warmer weather. Traffic to the ‘Home Improvement’ Category, which contains 121 related sites, grew 19% month-over-month (MOM) in March with over 16 million Unique Visitors (UVs). Are more people planning projects this year after a long winter of extreme weather? Data suggest maybe, as monthly UVs were 7% higher than a year ago…

Pinterest Surpasses Tumblr In Unique Visitors

Image from: Threaded Needle / Shutterstock It’s here.  It has finally happened. We all knew it was coming. This is the year 2012, after all. I’m not talking about The Rapture or Ragnarok or the Good ol’ End of Days. I’m talking about the below graph, which shows that in August of 2012, Pinterest surpassed Tumblr in Unique Visitors for the first time. Ever. Monumental, eh? Pinterest has been a

Top 250 Websites, July 2011

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – Aug 29, 2011) – Kantar Media Compete today released its ranking of the top 250 websites for July 2011. Among notable changes in July were drops in unique visitors to daily deal sites and soaring number of unique visitors hitting social networking sites. Drops in Daily Deal Unique Visitors Daily deal darling Groupon.com experienced an 8.9 percent drop in the month of July to 30.6 million unique visitors

Different Thinker Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

Disclaimer: I have been called an Apple fanboy. I find it to be a rather silly label (not just for me, but for fans of anything) – but I won’t deny that Apple has been my favorite company in the tech space for a long time. While I happily use Windows regularly at home and work, my first computer was the old-school Apple IIGS, and I’ve been strongly in the

America Loves TV

Even with increasing options online, on tablets, and elsewhere, the average person still watched 34 hours of broadcast network and basic cable TV per week in 2010, up by about 1 percent from 2009.  You could watch both seasons of Glee in their entirety in that amount of time! (Well… without including all of the commercials, that is – ah, the beauty of TiVo.) While we don’t track whether people

Will LivingSocial Really Overtake Groupon in 2012?

Social daily deal site LivingSocial recently announced that it will overtake Groupon in January 2012, highlighting that they now control $4 out of every $10 of deals sold on either platform. While I enjoy using both services, my first reaction was to question LivingSocial’s prediction, simply due to the phenomenal success Groupon has seen over this past year.  While LivingSocial’s subscriber base may have increased from 10 million to 24

‘Tis the Season for Snarky Greetings

What better way to show you care during the holidays than with a hilariously snarky, sometimes racy e-card that would make your grandma blush? While many flock to the stores to purchase sentimental greeting cards or personalize holiday cards with family photos, others are releasing their true feelings about the holidays with a side of sassy-ness (and maybe a little eggnog). In the top five referring keywords to someecards.com is

Seasonal Traffic Trends to Weightloss Websites

Many Americans are always looking to drop a few extra pounds. When the weather starts heating up in the early spring, many people start thinking about new bathing suits for the summer season. Naturally, as people begin to break out the bikinis and trunks and bear their stomachs to the world they begin to think about just how great their body is looking at the moment, and ask themselves… “Am