All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘traffic’

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 Arellano Felix sustained a bullet to the head at point-blank range during a family gathering at the Los Cabos resort …

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The Science Behind Traffic Jams

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 above), Brad Plumer over at The Washington Post typed an excellent piece on why traffic accumulates, of which, was the …

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Goat Snarls Traffic, Holds Up Commuters 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 called to scene to help catch the goat, but they had no luck for nearly two hours. It appears the …

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Google Image Search Changes Have Not Been Kind To Webmasters

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. Have you seen less traffic from Google Image Search since the redesign? Let us know in the comments. Webmasters complaining …

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Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will.

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. So here I am back to work. Immediately, I’ve already been using Google Reader like all day. The truth is, …

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Celebrity Deaths Drive the Biggest 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 popularity trends of Wikipedia articles over the past few years and has just published those findings in The Signpost, Wikipedia’s …

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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 and mobile site and a clear indication that people are looking for local businesses and finding them on Yelp,” said …

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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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Report Indicates StumbleUpon Is Sending Less Traffic To Sites

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 some part due to the rising popularity of Pinterest, which continues to grow its share. “Additionally, Twitter now outpaces Stumbleupon’s …

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noPhoto Wants to Stick It to the Man, One Avoided Traffic Cam Ticket at a Time

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 noPhoto isn’t just freedom; it’s a decidedly American version of freedom. It’s a microprocessor controlled, 100% made in the USA, …

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What Does The New StumbleUpon Mean For Your Referrals?

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 to the iOS app so far, some, if not all of them will come to the other mobile versions and …

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Facebook Drives Most Retail Traffic, But Pinterest Drives the Big Spenders

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 factor. If one of your friends recommends a product (as opposed to a typical ad), you’re much more likely to …

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