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This may not come as a surprise, but the end of 2010 didn’t pose much of a stumbling block for Google’s mobile operating system. New numbers from comScore are out, and Android continued to make significant gains in December.
comScore pegged Google’s share of American smartphone subscribers at 28.7 percent in December, up from 26.0 percent in November. That’s a big rise, suggesting Android devices were a go-to holiday present.
U.S. online retail spending reached a record $43.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010, an increase of 11 percent over a year ago, according to a new report from comScore.
This growth rate is the fifth consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth and second quarter of double-digit growth rates in the past year.
Newspaper websites saw large amounts of traffic in the fourth quarter of 2010, attracting an average monthly audience of 105.3 million unique visitors or 62 percent of all adult Internet users.
The analysis, by comScore for the Newspaper Association of America, also indicates that newspaper websites continue to attract key demographics, reaching 58 percent of 25-to-34-year-olds and 73 percent of individuals in households earning more than $100,000 a year on average through out the quarter.
New numbers are out with respect to the U.S. online video landscape, and, to be perfectly honest, they’re quite similar to the old numbers. But according to comScore, at least one noteworthy thing happened in December: Hulu made its way back onto a top ten list.
Hulu’s been on the edge as of late. In October, it came in tenth among video sites in terms of total unique viewers. Then Hulu, despite all the backing it’s received from ABC, Fox, and NBC, was absent from the November list.
In November 2010, the number of U.S. visitors to web-based email sites decreased 6 percent compared to the previous year, while email engagement declined at a greater rate, according to a new report from comScore.
During the same time period, the number of users accessing email via their mobile devices grew by 36 percent.
New stats from comScore are out, and as seen by the research firm, it seems the December search market was an eventful place. Google and Bing both managed to increase their market shares, while Yahoo saw a somewhat substantial drop occur.
Let’s start at the top. According to comScore, Google’s market share rose to 66.6 percent, putting it a rounded decimal point away from being the search engine used by two-thirds of Americans (if you figure that 66 and two-thirds would round up to 66.7).
Heading into the holiday season, many economic experts seemed to fear that the average present would be a homemade scarf or coffee mug. Instead, the latest (and probably last) comScore data concerning the holiday shopping season shows that U.S. online spending hit a record $30.8 billion.
That works out to an increase of 13 percent compared to the same period (November 2nd through December 27th) in 2009, which isn’t at all bad. It certainly beats the rate of inflation and hints that people weren’t trying to be tightfisted.
Microsoft employees should know that setting off fireworks would be neither seasonally appropriate nor entirely in proportion to the small search gains Bing may have seen last month. But a new comScore report indicates that Bing did indeed see its share of the search market increase in November, and that’s all the more significant since Google and Yahoo saw their shares go down.
Online holiday spending has reached $23.82 billion, representing a 12 percent increase over the same time period last year, according to the latest report from comScore.
The most recent week (week ending Dec. 12) reached $5.31 billion in spending, an increase of 12 percent over the corresponding week last year. Monday, December 13, known as “Green Monday” (the second Monday in December when online spending has historically tended to peak), reached $954 million in spending, representing a 12-percent increase compared to last year.
U.S. online holiday spending has reached $21.95 billion during the first 40 days of the season, an increase of 12 percent over the same time period as last year, according to the latest report from comScore.
The most recent week (week ending Dec. 10) reached $5.15 billion in spending, an increase of 11 percent versus the corresponding week last year, as two individual days each surpassed $900 million.
A new comScore report concerning the state of the mobile market is out, and it should surprise exactly no one that Android’s market share continues to rise. The rate of Android’s growth is sure to displease some Apple fans, however, as it looks like Android may have eclipsed iOS in terms of smartphone subscribers.
Online holiday spending for the first 29 days of the season has reached $13.55 billion, representing a 13 percent increase over the same time period last year, according to the latest report from comScore.
Cyber Monday reached $1.028 billion in online spending, up 16 percent versus year ago, representing the heaviest online spending day in history and the first to surpass the billion-dollar threshold.
Black Friday saw $648 million in online sales, making it the heaviest online spending day to date in 2010 and representing a 9 percent increase over Black Friday 2009, according to the latest report from comScore.
U.S. ecommerce spending for the first 26 days of the November-December 2010 holiday season reached $11.64 billion, marking a 13 percent increase over the same period last year. Thanksgiving Day (November 26) saw online holiday spending up 28 percent to $407 million.
New comScore video data is out, and as usual, a few corporations traded places in terms of successfully attracting unique viewers. The bigger story, though, may be the fact that Hulu showed its users over 1.1 billion ads in October, which is more than twice as many as the number two entity, Tremor Media Video Network.
It’s a good bet that the codename "gingerbread" causes employees at RIM, Apple, Microsoft, and Palm to flinch. The latest stats from comScore show that Android is still on quite a roll even without help from a fresh version of the mobile operating system.
Below, you can see a chart comScore constructed to show how the mobile market changed over a three-month period. Obviously, the chart represents bad news for everyone who doesn’t collect his or her paycheck from Google.
Online retail spending reached $32.1 billion in the third quarter, up nine percent over the third quarter of 2009, according to a new report from comScore.
The growth rate represents the fourth consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth after a year of flat or negative growth rates.
A new report on the state of the search market has been released, and, in keeping with tradition, it represents good news for Google. The search giant gained a significant amount of ground in September, according to comScore, although the real story might be Yahoo’s loss.
Yahoo’s market share fell from 17.4 percent to 16.7 percent on a month-over-month basis, which is rather a lot if you consider that 0.7 points count as four percent of 17.4 points.
Today, new comScore statistics regarding the mobile market were released, and it looks like RIM and Apple – and Microsoft and Palm, for that matter – are in trouble. Android was the only mobile operating system to increase its market share between May and August.
New data from comScore indicates that smartphone users now make up the majority of mobile browser and app users, at least in the United States.
The firm finds that the number of Smartphone users accessing mobile content through browsers and apps now surpasses that of non-smartphone users, claiming that in the 3 month average ending in August, Smartphone subscribers made up 60% of those who used a downloaded app and 55% of those who used a browser.
The number of people viewing video on mobile devices has increased 66 percent in the past year to 12.1 million mobile consumers in the EU5 (U.K., France, Germany, Spain and Italy), according to a new report from comScore.
The U.K. and Italy each have 2.7 million mobile video consumers, up 75 percent from July 2009 in the U.K. market and up 55 percent in the Italian market. Spain has the fastest growth, with mobile video consumption up 90 percent in the past year to 1.7 million subscribers.
Google continued its reign over the U.S. search market in August with 65.4 percent market share, followed by Yahoo with 17.4 percent (up 0.3 percentage points) and Microsoft with 11.1 percent (up 0.1 percentage points), according to the latest analysis from comScore.
Ask saw no change month-over-month capturing 3.8 percent of the search market, followed by AOL, which also remained flat with 2.3 percent of the market.
Samsung was the top handset manufacturer in the U.S. in July with 23.1 percent market share, while RIM led the smartphone platforms with 39.9 percent market share, according to the latest report from comScore.
For the 3-month average period ending in July, 234 million Americans used mobile devices. Device maker LG ranked second with 21.2 percent share, followed by Motorola (19.8% share), RIM (9% share) and Nokia (7.8% share.)
The Symbian platform has 54.4 percent of the smartphone market in Western Europe, according to a new report from comScore.
Even with Symbian’s continued growth in the number of smartphone subscribers, its market share has decreased as growth in the Apple OS and Android platform has risen in the past year.
Apple trails Symbian with 19.2 percent of the Western European smartphone market, followed by Microsoft (11.6%), RIM (8%) and Google with 6.1 percent.
The acquisition enables comScore to substantially expand its presence in Europe, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Sweden. The company says this will help it reach out to new clients in these markets.
More than half of Malaysians online visited a news/information site in July, reaching more than 5.5 million visitors, according to a new report from comScore.
Yahoo News led as the most visited site in the category reaching 1.2 million visitors, followed by the New York Times Digital with 873,000 visitors.
Like most studies, surveys, and stat counts related to Internet user behavior, search market stats should generally be taken with a grain of salt. While they can give us a general idea of which search engines users flock to, there are too many variables to paint a completely accurate picture.
What’s your search engine of choice? Why? Let us know.
Online retail spending in the U.S. reached $32.9 billion in the second quarter, up 9 percent over a year ago, according to a new report from comScore.
The growth rate represented the third consecutive quarter of positive year-over-year growth following a year of flat or negative growth rates.
"The second quarter’s continuation of the first quarter’s strong retail e-commerce growth rates is encouraging," said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni.
It’s a rare person who would suggest that any online traffic report is completely accurate; most folks know stats from Hitwise, Nielsen, and the like are closer to educated guesses. But it turns out that last month, comScore got Yahoo’s June stats wrong by a significant margin, leading Yahoo to announce the problem in a press release today.
More than 177 million U.S. Internet users watched video content in June, according to the latest report from comScore.
Google sites, driven by video viewing on YouTube, ranked as the top video content property with 144.5 million unique viewers, followed by Yahoo sites (44.9 million viewers) and Vevo (43.7 million viewers).
As everybody knows by now, the whole Google-China scuffle has not done the search giant’s market share any favors in that country. But it’s been quite a while since we’ve checked in on Google’s performance in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole, and today, comScore was good enough to provide some relevant data.
Google fans will be pleased to know that the company’s still doing well, especially in terms of unique visitors. comScore determined that Google reached about 55 percent of the region’s online population in May, which is impressive.
Palm’s out of the running. Microsoft’s about to lose its advantage. And although they’re still way out in front, even RIM and Apple appear to be in trouble, according to the latest report from comScore, which indicates that Android has taken market share from all of its top competitors.
comScore has revealed some findings on display ads in the U.S. Flash and rich media ads account for 40% of impressions, according to the firm’s report. JPEG ads led the market with over 42% of impressions in the U.S., while "leaderboard"-style banner ads (728 x 90) were the most commonly viewed display ad by size.
comScore has released some numbers about smartphone and feature phone browser and app usage, as it relates to map access and mobile navigation in the U.S. These numbers are based on a study, which found 14% of mobile users in the U.S. accessed maps on their devices in April, as the mobile map audience reached 33.5 million users, a 44% increase from last year.
More mobile users are also now accessing maps via apps as opposed to the browser, the study found.
During the month of May 183 million U.S. Internet users watched online video, according to the latest figures from comScore.
YouTube saw record levels of viewing activity during the month with an all-time high of 14.6 billion videos viewed and surpassing 100 videos per viewer for the first time.
U.S. Internet users watched nearly 34 billion videos in May, with Google sites leading the way with 14.6 billion videos, representing 43.1 percent of all videos viewed online. YouTube account for the majority of videos viewed at the property.
More than 123 million Americans visited newspaper websites in May, representing 57 percent of the total U.S. Internet audience, according to a new report from comScore.
The New York Times Brand led the category with more than 32 million visitors and 719 million pageviews during the month. The average visitor viewed 22 pages of content on the New York Times. Tribune Newspapers ranked second in terms of audience with 24.8 million visitors, followed by Advance Internet (18.1 million visitors) and USA Today (16.8 million visitors).
There were 234 million Americans who were mobile subscribers for the 3-month period ending in April, according to a new report from comScore.
During that time, Samsung ranked as the top manufacturer with 22.1 percent share of U.S. mobile subscribers, up one point from the previous three-month period. LG ranked second with 21.9 percent share, trailed closely by Motorola (21.6 percent share, down 1.4 percent), RIM (8.4 percent share) and Nokia (8.1 percent share).
Last month, the yet-to-launch Google TV did quite well for itself, grabbing a whole lot of headlines and getting all sorts of people excited. And although this observation may not seem as timely, it turns out that Google’s existing video properties did well for themselves in April, winning an additional 1.4 percent of market share according to new comScore data.
Nearly a quarter (23.8%) of mobile users across the five largest European mobile markets (UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain) listened to music on their mobile handsets during the first quarter of this year, according to a new report from comScore.
The 54 million total music users in the EU5 countries represent a 10 percent increase in the past year.
Although the stock market has still been moving up and (mostly) down in a disturbing manner this week, comScore’s provided evidence that the ecommerce market is healthy again. According to comScore, ecommerce spending for the first quarter of this year was up ten percent on a year-over-year basis.
Mexico’s online population has jumped 20 percent in the past year to 15.5 million Internet users making it one of the fastest growing markets, according to a new report from comScore.
"With more than 15 million Internet users in Mexico and growing fast, advertisers are increasingly turning to the digital medium to reach their desired audiences with increased sophistication and efficiency," said Ivn Marchant, comScore Country Manager for Mexico.
More than 180 million U.S. Internet users watched online video in March, according to the latest research from comScore.
YouTube delivered video to more than 135 million viewers during the month, reaching 3out of every 4 online video viewers at an average of 96 videos per viewer.
Internet users watched a total of 31.2 billion videos in March, with Google sites ranking as the top video property with 13.1 billion videos, representing 41.8 percent of all videos viewed online.
The use of mobile mapping and direction services in Europe in the past year has jumped 68 percent, according to a new analysis from comScore.
In February, more than 21 million mobile users in the EU5 countries (U.K., France, Germany, Spain and Italy) used their mobile handsets for navigation.
March was an interesting month for the search market, according to new statistics from comScore. Not so interesting that Google isn’t still on top by a huge margin, of course, but interesting insofar as the search giant lost a bit of market share, even as Bing and Yahoo improved their standing.
Let’s start with Google’s story. In February, comScore puts its market share at 65.5 percent. That declined to 65.1 percent in March, which is a moderately unusual turn of events.
Android is still on a roll, according to new statistics from comScore, and if anything, the mobile operating system is picking up speed. comScore puts Android’s February market share at an impressive 9.0 percent.
As the below table shows, that means Android’s made a lot of progress since November, when its market share was 3.8 percent. And although the table doesn’t include data from the months in between, Android’s made a lot of progress since January, too, considering that comScore put its market share at just 7.1 percent at that point.
Smartphone adoption in the EU5 (U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy) has grown 32 percent compared to a year ago to 51.6 million subscribers, according to a new report from comScore.
Growth can bee seen across the range of monthly subscription fees, but the mid to low tier is growing faster that high tier subscriptions in each of the EU5 markets.
February was a quiet month for the search market; we’re not going to suggest any companies either break out the champagne or fire their CEOs as a result of the small changes that took place. Still, for those who are curious, comScore believes it was Google and Bing that came out looking like winners.
comScore said today it has launched comScore Audience Advantage, described as a "digital audience optimization platform" that allows publishers to provide advertisers and media planners with the ability to reach their most valuable audiences.
In case you were wondering, Facebook is pretty popular. Google is of course the undisputed king of search market share, but Facebook has the edge in some areas. Social media is the obvious area. While Google is hoping to make some serious headway here with Buzz, Facebook is far and away the dominant being in the world of social networks.
A few teasing emails may be on their way from Redmond to Mountain View and Sunnyvale this morning. New comScore statistics shows that Bing managed to increase its share of the search market in January, while Google and Yahoo both lost ground.
Online retail spending in the U.S. in the fourth quarter reached $39 billion, a 3 percent increase compared to a year ago, according to the latest report from comScore.
Total retail ecommerce spending reached $129.8 billion in 2009, slightly lower than the previous year’s total of $130.1 billion.
In many ways, the last traces of the 2009 holiday season have disappeared – you won’t find many decorations up, presents out, or leftovers refrigerated (we hope). comScore’s just released a report concerning the mobile market, though, and the stats are well worth examining.
The U.S. remains the largest search market worldwide, while Google holds on to a commanding position in the global search market, according to a new study from comScore.
"The global search market continues to grow at an extraordinary rate, with both highly developed and emerging markets contributing to the strong growth worldwide," said Jack Flanagan, comScore executive vice president.
Retail sites, shipping sites, and greeting cards sites all saw surges in traffic in December due to the holiday season, according to a new report from comScore.
"December proved to be a strong month for the retail category with Tuesday, Dec. 15 ranking as the heaviest online spending day of the year – and of all time – at $913 million," said Jack Flanagan, executive vice president of comScore Media Metrix.
Nielsen, Hitwise, and comScore are all in agreement, so onlookers can perhaps declare it official now: Google had a good December. comScore, the member of the trio that most recently released its search market data, didn’t put Google up by a whole lot, though, and unlike the other firms, saw Bing gain ground.
Online music video service, Vevo, was the most visited U.S. website in the entertainment-music category in December with more than 35 million unique visitors, according to comScore.
Partners in Vevo include Universal Music Group, Sony Entertainment and investor Abu Dhabi Media Company. The site is powered by YouTube.
Vevo says its top ranking is an achievement because it did not launch until December 8 and it was not live for the full month of December, which comScore bases its results.
Online holiday spending during 2009 reached $29.1 billion, representing a four percent increase over the same period last year, according to a new report from comScore.
"The 2009 online holiday shopping season was a positive one as its growth rate slightly surpassed our forecast and returned to solidly positive rates after nearly a full year of marginally negative growth," said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni.
There may come a point at which Google’s popularity maxes out, but we haven’t reached it yet. A new report from comScore concerning online video sites indicates that the search giant’s properties attracted considerably more eyeballs in November than the previous month.
Online holiday shoppers have spent a total of $24.8 billion so far this season, representing a 4 percent increase over last year, according to the latest report from comScore.
The most recent week got off to a slightly sluggish start, with sales of $854 million on Green Monday (Dec.14) down 1 percent compared to a year ago, but was followed by three strong spending days that each surpassed $800 million. Tuesday, December 15 was a record spending day reaching $913 million, the first such day to surpass the $900 million mark.
In several key respects, the Android platform has almost caught up to the iPhone, according to new statistics from comScore. There are still a lot more iPhones floating around in the great, wide world, of course, but otherwise, Android’s doing extremely well.
Let’s start with the table below. It illustrates that, more than the average smartphone user, Android users do a lot of things other than talk. This is important since it could mean that Android devices aren’t becoming buy-and-forget paperweights; owners actually enjoy using them.
Despite a number of positive developments, Yahoo did not have a very merry November according to the latest statistics from comScore. In fact, as the company’s share of the search market dropped again, it hit an all-time low, landing at 17.5 percent.
Yes, Yahoo’s share of the search market shrunk from 18.0 percent in October to 17.5 percent in November, which counts as a sizable slip. Yahoo’s biggest competitors, meanwhile, kept chugging along.
Online holiday spending reached $19.9 billion in the first 41 days of the shopping season, marking a 3 percent increase over the same time period last year, according to the latest report from comScore.
The most recent week saw above average online spending growth of 4 percent versus a year ago, two days shattered the $800 million mark in spending, led by Thursday, December 10, with $852 million.
European online Christmas shopping season got off to a strong start this year in the U.K., France and Germany, according to a new report from comScore.
Visits to retail sites were up 18 percent during the first week of November compared to an average week during the prior two months, and increased even more throughout the month to reach a 41 percent growth rate during the week ending November 29.
France saw solid gains, resulting in the same 41 percent growth rate during the last week of November, while Germany showed slight lower growth at 16 percent.
Online holiday spending has reached $15.3 billion, a 4 percent increase over the previous year, according to the latest report from comScore.
The most recent week saw three individual days surpass $800 million in spending, led by Cyber Monday with $887 million in spending, matching the heaviest online spending day on record. The following Tuesday nearly matched the Cyber Monday total with $886 million in spending, while Thursday, December 3 reached $808 million in spending.
Cyber Monday sales were up 5 percent compared to a year ago reaching $887 million and matching the heaviest online spending day on record, December 9, 2008, according to the latest report from comScore.
"We’ve seen an encouraging start to the online holiday shopping season and it would appear that retailers’ aggressive and early marketing efforts have so far succeeded in persuading consumers to open their wallets online," said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni.
Despite all the gains other companies (Google, Facebook) have made, it’s still Microsoft’s world, according to new statistics from comScore. comScore found that, in terms of time spent on sites, the Redmond-based corporation continues to maintain a huge lead over its competitors.
France saw widespread growth in online video viewing during the past year, as audience size and video engagement both increased significantly, according to a new report from comScore.
The number of online video viewers in France increased 36 percent to 34.6 million, while the number videos viewed grew 141 percent to 5.4 billion. The average time spent viewing videos online nearly doubled to 11.7 hours per viewer in September.
You may have read about the online price wars going on this holiday season between Walmart and Amazon. It looks like both companies are doing quite well as a result (not that that is much of a surprise). According to data from Experian Hitwise, Walmart was the top retail site on Thanksgiving Day, and Amazon was the top retail site on Black Friday.
comScore released findings this week from a study of the online habits of Portuguese Internet users. Interestingly, they found that the Portuguese Internet audience grew to nearly 4 Million users in September.
Over 3.8 million people age 15 and older accessed the Internet from a home or work location in Portugal in September, viewing an average 1,843 pages and spending an average 1.9 hours online per person during the month.
The latest comScore report concerning the search market has arrived, and although it may not cause too many jaws to drop, there are some interesting tidbits contained within. It seems that Google hit its stride again in October, and Bing continued to make some impressive gains.
Internet users in the Asia-Pacific region conducted a record 38.6 billion searches in September, with searchers averaging nearly 88 queries per person, according to a new report from comScore.
Google sites ranked as the top search destination with nearly 17 billion searches on its sites during the month, representing a 44.1 percent share of all searches in the region. Baidu landed in the second spot with 8.2 billion searches (21.3% share), while Yahoo sites ranked third with 5.3 billion searches (13.8% share).
Touchscreen mobile phone adoption in the U.S. showed a significant 159 percent growth rate during the past year to 23.8 million users, according to a new report from comScore.
The growth in touchscreen device adoption outpaced the already strong 63 percent growth in U.S. adoption of smartphones.