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Black Friday Saw Online Retail Traffic Jump 60% Year-Over-Year

Black Friday Saw Online Retail Traffic Jump 60% Year-Over-Year

By Chris Crum November 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

As previously reported, this year’s Black Friday was a record one for e-commerce, having surpassed a billion dollars in spending, according to comScore. Experian Hitwise has also released some data, indicating that Black Friday online retail traffic in the U.S. …

Google Dominates UK Search Market Google Dominates UK Search Market

Experian Hitwise pointed out yesterday that UK internet users’ visits to search engines is sustaining a massive growth rate. Year-on-year, there was an 8.7% increase in visits to search engines when comparing February 2012 and February 2011 and the trend …

Mitt Romney To Win Florida If We Go By Site Traffic Mitt Romney To Win Florida If We Go By Site Traffic

At this point, political pundits seems to think that the Florida Primary race is too close to call. The common belief is that either Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich will come in first, with Paul and Santorum somewhere behind that. …

Google+ Traffic Booms But No One Can Agree On How Much Google+ Traffic Booms But No One Can Agree On How Much

I’m pretty sure that nobody knows exactly how much Google+ has. Last month GlobalWebIndex said there were over 150 million users. Other reports indicate a more modest estimate of 62 million users. Statistician and founder of Ancestry.com Paul Allen forecasts …

Pinterest Is Getting Huge Pinterest Is Getting Huge
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Experian Hitwise put out a report today looking at how popular online pinboard site Pinterest is getting. While this is only showing U.S. data, this graph pretty much says it all:

Google+ Has Its Third Best Week Ever, People Staying Longer Each Visit Google+ Has Its Third Best Week Ever, People Staying Longer Each Visit
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Experian Hitwise has some good news for Google+, as a new report says visits to the site are on an upswing. According to the data, Google+ received more than 6.8 million total U.S. visits (excluding mobile traffic) during the week …

Google+ Traffic Grows 1269% After Ditching Invitations Google+ Traffic Grows 1269% After Ditching Invitations
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New data from Experian Hitwise suggests that Google+ has exploded since Google decided to open the social network to the public. Last week, Google began allowing users to join Google+ without an invite. And according to the Hitwise data, this …

Fantasy Football Visits Reach 3-Year High Fantasy Football Visits Reach 3-Year High

Visits to fantasy football sites are the highest they’ve been in three years, according to new data from Experian Hitwise. Some interesting stats, as shared by the firm in an email: The NFL lockout may have shortened the normal buildup …

Who’s Using Google+ ? Who’s Using Google+ ?
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Experian Hitwise has put out a new look at the early adopters of Google+. The service has been out for about a month and a half now, and the invites are easier to come by. Each user has been allotted …

Visits to Google+ And Time Spent On Site Decline in U.S. Visits to Google+ And Time Spent On Site Decline in U.S.
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Experian Hitwise has shared some new data with us regarding Google+. According to the firm, Google+ received over 1.79 million total U.S. visits last week (ending July 23), which is a decrease of 3% vs. the previous week (ending July …

Google+ the 638th Most Visited Site in the US Google+ the 638th Most Visited Site in the US

A week ago, Google CEO Larry Page announced that Google+ had surpassed 10 million users. A couple days ago, Paul Allen, founder of Ancestry.com estimated the number to be nearly 18 million (he had guessed 10 million prior to Page’s …

Experian Hitwise: Google On Six-Month Losing Streak Experian Hitwise: Google On Six-Month Losing Streak
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As Larry Page goes about reorganizing Google to his liking, he might do well to transfer a few extra engineers to the search team. Google’s search engine of course continues to be dominant in the U.S., but new data from …

Social Media Beats Entertainment Category In UK
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One month before The Social Network lost to The King’s Speech at the Oscars, it seems that a category of sites led by Facebook pulled off a big (and arguably related) victory in the UK.  Experian Hitwise indicated today that …

Bing, Yahoo Increase Market Share Again In February
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Although the effect’s reminiscent of what dental tools would do to a gigantic block of marble, Bing and Yahoo continue to chip away at Google’s lead in the search market, according to new data from Experian Hitwise.  The two companies’ …

Fashion Brands Using Facebook To Best Effect
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Lots of companies have a strong presence on Facebook, with Chipotle, Ford, and NBC all making significant moves just this week.  But when it comes to effective marketing in the UK, new data from Experian Hitwise indicates that fashion brands know how to use Facebook best.

Bing’s Market Share Jumps Again
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If the people behind Bing happened to make gaining market share a New Year’s resolution, they got off to a great start.  Experian Hitwise released new stats this morning, and the firm found that Bing’s market share increased by a significant amount between December and January.

Bing’s market share rose from 10.60 percent in December to 12.81 percent in January, according to Experian Hitwise.  That makes for a month-over-month gain of 20.85 percent, which is quite remarkable.

Experian Hitwise Records Another Bing Bump In December

Last month, Bing employees got a present of sorts, only this wasn’t the type of thing a person can stuff under a tree or into an envelope.  New data from Experian Hitwise instead indicates that Bing’s share of the search market rose by five percent between November and December.

That’s significant on its own, considering how well and how long Google’s dominated the field.  As an added bonus: Yahoo’s share of the search market stayed rock-steady, meaning the Bing-Yahoo team increased its standing as a whole.