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Facebook Outage Led To 3% Decline In Traffic To News Sites [Report]

Facebook Outage Led To 3% Decline In Traffic To News Sites [Report]

By Chris Crum August 5, 2014

Last Friday, Facebook went down for somewhere between a half an hour and an hour for a lot of users. According to CharBeat, this led to a decline of 3% in overall web traffic to news sites, and an 8.5% …

How To Get More Traffic From Pinterest How To Get More Traffic From Pinterest

It would appear that Pinterest is only becoming a greater source of web traffic for sites that focus on trying to get it. According to a new report, Buzzfeed, one of the Internet’s biggest consumers of web traffic, is getting …

I-495 Bridge Closure: Alternative Route A Must

Thanks to the sudden closure of the I-495 bridge in Wilmington, Del., thousands of drivers found themselves locked in heavy traffic. The interstate bridge traffic can be trying on a good day. This situation was an absolute nightmare for blindsided …

California Bridge Fire Causes Traffic Nightmare

An accidental fire destroyed the incomplete bridge from California to Nevada on Monday afternoon. One of the bridge’s construction workers was using a blowtorch when strong winds fanned the flames, starting the massive fire. The $32 million bridge burned through …

Drug Cartel Leader Shot… By Clown Drug Cartel Leader Shot… By Clown

Reuters and The New York Post have both reported that one of Mexico’s most powerful ex-drug lords was shot by children’s clowns as he attended a party in Cabo San Lucas. A former Tijuana Cartel boss, the 63-year-old Francisco Rafael …

Five Reasons That Explain Traffic Five Reasons That Explain Traffic

Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty. It is the same for drivers in traffic; we are traffic, but we wonder how traffic can possibly exist (all while it’s secretly killing us). Inspired by Tom Valderbilt’s presentation (the video …

Goat Snarls Traffic, Holds Up Commute In New Jersey Goat Snarls Traffic, Holds Up Commute In New Jersey

Goats aren’t typically known for holding up traffic, but one goat did just that this morning in New Jersey. The AP reports that a goat had escaped onto the Pulaski Skyway in New Jersey this morning. Five police officers were …

Google Image Search Hasn't Been Kind To Webmasters Google Image Search Hasn't Been Kind To Webmasters
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Earlier this year, Google launched a new design for its image search, and ever since, there has been a substantial amount of backlash from webmasters claiming that the changes have decreased the amount of traffic they get to their sites. …

Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will. Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will.
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I was out on leave when the news came out: Google is killing Google Reader. No! Why? No! Should Google kill Google Reader? Will you miss it? Let us know what you think or if you care in the comments. …

Celeb Deaths Drive Huge Wikipedia Traffic Spikes Celeb Deaths Drive Huge Wikipedia Traffic Spikes

As a culture, we are fascinated by celebrities, death, and the death of celebrities. I’m sure you already knew that, but some interesting new stats from the world of Wikipedia prove it. Wikipedia user West.andrew.g has been looking at the …

Yelp Tops 100 Million Uniques For First Time Yelp Tops 100 Million Uniques For First Time

Yelp announced today that it surpassed 100 million unique vistors on its site in January, marking the first time in Yelp history it has had that many uniques in a month. “That’s an all-time high for traffic to the desktop …

Black Friday Saw Online Retail Traffic Jump 60% Black Friday Saw Online Retail Traffic Jump 60%
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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. …

StumbleUpon Sends Less Traffic To Sites [Report] StumbleUpon Sends Less Traffic To Sites [Report]

StumbleUpon’s share of traffic sent to publisher sites is down 53% since July, according to Shareaholic, which released some new data for October. Update: StumbleUpon says its internal data is quite contrary to Shareaholic’s findings. The trend might be in …

noPhoto Wants to Help You Avoid Traffic Cam Tickets noPhoto Wants to Help You Avoid Traffic Cam Tickets

Freedom, security, and privacy. Those are some pretty weighty concepts to be used in the discussion of license plate technology. But that’s what noLimits Enterprises says it can give drivers all across the country with its new product, noPhoto. “The …

What The New StumbleUpon Means For Your Referrals What The New StumbleUpon Means For Your Referrals
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This week, StumbleUpon launched a new iOS app with some big changes to the homepage and how users stumble through content, among other things (see our full review and interview with the company here). While the changes have only come …

Facebook Drives Most Retail Traffic [INFOGRAPHIC] Facebook Drives Most Retail Traffic [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Any retail site knows that social media is their friend. Not only do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest have the massive user bases to drive traffic, but they also have the opportunity to drive traffic based on the trust …

Reddit Hit 3.4 Billion Pageviews in August Reddit Hit 3.4 Billion Pageviews in August
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If you need any more proof that reddit is not to be disregarded (and really, why would you), they’re happy to provide you cold, hard stats. The coldest and hardest of stats – pageview stats. Let’s not beat around the …