All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Experian Hitwise’

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

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. increased 60% in 2012 copmared to last year, as the top 500 retail sites received over 179 million total U.S. …

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Online Retail Is Ridiculously Strong This Year

Online spending in the U.S. reached an incredible new high on Cyber Monday, hitting $1.46 Billion for the day, according to comScore. This is the heaviest day of online spending in U.S. history, and follows a record Black Friday for e-commerce. $16.4 billion has been spent online, this holiday season so far (starting from the beginning of November), according to …

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Google Sees Lowest Search Market Share In 5 Years In UK [Report]

Experian Hitwise has released new data about the search market in the UK, indicating that Google’s share has fallen below 90% in the country. Google’s market share for the month was 89.33%. That’s the first time in as much as five years that Google has dropped below 90% in the United Kingdom, according to the firm. Here’s a look at …

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Bing Search Climbs 5% Year-Over-Year, Google Slips

The Bing-Yahoo tag-team continues to chip away at Google’s dominance in search, according to the latest report from Experian Hitwise, while Google has slipped a little yet still maintains a commanding grip on its overal dominance among search engines. Combined, however, Bing-powered search and google.com account for 93.14% of all searches conducted in the United States. Although the share of …

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Conflicting Report Shows Google Sinking, Yahoo! Rising

Earlier today, comScore numbers were leaked showing that both Google and Bing were rising slightly in market share at the combined expense of Yahoo! Now, Experian Marketing Services, a different digital information marketer, has released April search engine market share numbers that contradict that notion. Experian has Google actually losing 3.4 % of the search market share over the course …

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Fact: UK Internet Users Actually Pronounce “Search” As “Google”

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 appears to set to continue next month. One thing I immediately noticed about the visits to search engines in the …

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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. Experian Hitwise has some interesting information concerning the candidates, but whether or not it could actually predict the primary winner …

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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 that Google+ will reach 85.2 million by February 1. But wait, didn’t Google+ already have almost twice that number? So …

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Pinterest Is Getting Huge

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:

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Google+ Has Its Third Best Week Ever, People Staying Longer Each Visit

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 ending on November 12th. That’s their third best week since launch. Of course, the two best weeks for Google+ occurred …

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Google+ Traffic Grows 1269% After Ditching Invitations

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 led to a massive influx of users all wanting in to the new service. From the week ending September 17th …

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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 to the NFL season, but once it ended online traffic to NFL-related sites saw a boost As a result US …

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Who’s Using Google+ ?

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 150 of them, and a week ago, Google gave us a link to post to the web that enables people …

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Visits to Google+ And Time Spent On Site Decline in U.S.

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 16th), when it received 1.86 million total visits. Not only have visits declined, but so has time spent on site. …

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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 announcement). Much of the talk about Google+ is how it will stack up to Facebook in the long-term. Experian Hitwise …

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Experian Hitwise: Google On Six-Month Losing Streak

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 Experian Hitwise suggests it’s lost ground to the Bing-Yahoo alliance six months in a row. Trace the decline for yourself …

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Social Media Beats Entertainment Category In UK

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 “Social Media” passed “Entertainment” in terms of visits. You can see some of the data for yourself below.  Or if …

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Bing, Yahoo Increase Market Share Again In February

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’ combined market share increased 3.79 percent on a month-over-month basis. That gave Bing and Yahoo a share of 28.48 percent …

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Fashion Brands Using Facebook To Best Effect

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.

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Bing’s Market Share Jumps Again

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.

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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.

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Facebook Extends Lead Over Orkut In India

For a long time, supporters of Google’s experiments in social media were able to point to Orkut’s success in Brazil and India.  In those countries, at least, the social network was dominant.  But Orkut fell behind in India last year, and new stats from Experian Hitwise show that Facebook’s made impressive gains since then.

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Facebook Named Most Searched-For, Most Visited Site Of 2010

Earlier this month, Time magazine named Mark Zuckerberg "Person of the Year," and now, although Experian Hitwise isn’t in the business of handing out such titles, it looks like Zuckerberg’s site has become the online equivalent.  Experian Hitwise announced late yesterday that Facebook was both the most visited site and most searched-for term of 2010.

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Experian Hitwise Finds Holiday Retail Traffic Consistently Up

As we wrap up 2010, there’s still more evidence online retailers came out of the holiday shopping season in good shape.  Experian Hitwise shared data indicating that retail traffic has been up on a year-over-year basis for the better part of two months.

The differences haven’t always been huge; on both Christmas and the day after Christmas, Experian Hitwise recorded just a three percent change in the market share of visits to its "Retail 500" category between 2009 and 2010.

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UK Online Retailers Score Big On Boxing Day

Many retail sites that cater to people in the UK had a great time of things yesterday.  In keeping with tradition (and barring some strange New Year’s Eve surge), new UK-specific Experian Hitwise data shows that Boxing Day turned out to be the busiest day of the year for online retailers.

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Facebook Tops Google In The UK

If any Facebook employees were still manning their stations two days ago, you can be sure they sent up a cheer as traffic data rolled in.  A report from Experian Hitwise has indicated that, at least in the UK, Facebook received more visits than Google for the first time ever.

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Experian Hitwise Marks Progress Of Bing-Yahoo Partnership

It can be a bit of a balancing act when reports concerning the search market come out; if comScore, Experian Hitwise, and Nielsen all say different things, it’s embarrassing to have three contradictory headlines.  New numbers from Experian Hitwise tend to agree with yesterday’s comScore stats in asserting that November was a good month for Bing, however.

comScore said Google’s market share went down, Yahoo’s went down, and Bing’s went up.  Experian Hitwise found that Google’s share went down, Yahoo’s went up, and Bing’s also increased a bit.

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Groupon Dominates LivingSocial In Market Share, But Now Amazon’s In The Equation

Update:  Groupon has reportedly rejected Google’s offer.

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Yahoo, Bing Start Off With Combined 25% Share

New Experian Hitwise stats regarding the search market in August have arrived, and truth be told, they’re not that exciting; very little changed compared to July.  However, August did act as a sort of baseline for the Bing-Yahoo combo.

Experian Hitwise noted in an official statement, "The percentage of U.S. searches for the one-week ending Aug. 28, 2010 for the Bing combined powered search accounted for 24.56 percent, as Yahoo! Search and Bing received 14.32 percent and 10.24 percent, respectively."

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Facebook Gets 1 in 6 UK Page Views

According to research from Experian Hitwise, Facebook accounts for one in six page views in the UK. It’s the second most visited site.

In July, Facebook made up 7.14% of all UK Internet visits, according to the firm. It accounted for over half (54.48%) of all visits to social networking sites. Google UK was the top dog at 9.59% of visits.

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