All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘traffic’

Twitter Launches New Web Analytics Tool

It’s been a point of contention for some time now: just how much traffic does Twitter actually drive to your site? The general thought is “probably more than you think,” as web analytics tools are apt to under-report your Twitter referrals. Why? Basically, because Twitter’s API gives access to so many different third-party apps and various other social sites. Many …

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StumbleUpon and Digital PR

The latest stats from StatCounter show that StumbleUpon’s recent jump to the top spot for referring social media traffic in the US was not a blip. In July when they passed Facebook they hit 43% with Facebook coming in at 38%. Now, a scant month later, Stumble has edged up to 50% while Facebook gained just 1% to finish at …

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Google+ Can Drive Traffic To Your Site

Google+ is still very young, but it’s already becoming a significant traffic source for some sites. Are you seeing any traffic to your site from Google+? Let us know. “I was quite surprised to find how strong Google+ was as a social media traffic source driver,” Larry Kim, Founder and CTO of WordStream, told WebProNews. “Google+ beat-out LinkedIn, and was …

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Obama, John Boehner Speeches Crash Congressional Websites

Last night, President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner both delivered speeches outlining the state of negotiations surrounding the debt ceiling and the budget. And it appears that those speeches provoked people to flock to the websites of congresspeople is massive numbers. During his speech, Obama asked the American people to contact their members of congress and …

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Using StumbleUpon To Drive Traffic to Your Website

StumbleUpon can be a tremendous source of traffic for a site. The content has to be there, of course, but the nature of StumbleUpon enables that content to spread pretty quickly and pretty far. Is StumbleUpon one of the top traffic sources for your site? Comment here. There’s been some criticism about how good StumbleUpon traffic really is, since users …

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Are You Sure You’re Not Getting More Twitter Traffic Than You Realize?

Social media analytics firm awe.sm has a very interesting post explaining why webmasters might be getting a lot more traffic from Twitter than they realize. This has sparked some interesting discussion around the tech blogosophere, and quite frankly, it might make you care a little bit more about your Twitter presence. Do you think Twitter’s an important tool for driving …

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LAPD Asks Celebs To Tweet The Traffic News

Apparently, L.A. traffic is about to get worse. Beginning on the July 15th weekend, about 10 miles of Los Angeles’ 405 freeway will be closed. For those of us that don’t live in L.A., I’m hearing that this is kind of a big deal. In order to avoid some sixth ring of hell-type apocalypse that will result from uniformed drivers …

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Gawker Redesign a Success?

As you may recall, Gawker Media recently redesigned a number of its web properties in an interesting way that keeps users on the front page. For example, if you go to Gizmodo, and click on one of the headlines in the column, the story appears in the main section of the front page, rather than going to a separate article …

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Facebook Traffic Vs. Website Traffic

It’s clear that many sites are using Facebook for marketing purposes. The social network has given businesses many new ways to communicate, brand, engage, and more. In fact, recognized search expert Bruce Clay called the popular Facebook “Like” metric the new link.

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How To Get Huge Traffic From LinkedIn

As you probably know,  LinkedIn has had a huge week. The company launched a wildly successful IPO, doubling the company’s valuation overnight. While there is a fair amount of debate as to whether or not this valuation is too high, one thing is clear – LinkedIn is doing what few other social networks can do – maintaining success in the age …

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11 Ways to Promote Infographics

Infographics are a hit with online marketers this year and as more companies hire designers to artfully represent data in creative and engaging ways, many fall short when it comes to infographic promotion. It’s the old “great content will attract it’s own audience” scenario. As I’ve always said, “Content isn’t great until someone shares it.” While there are many other …

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Does Netflix Efficiency Eliminate Its Traffic Rate?

Yesterday, it was revealed that Netflix use, specifically, their streaming service, takes up 30 percent of all North American web traffic. In fact, Netflix was the number one service in terms of its North American traffic count, beating out search web services like bittorrent, YouTube and iTunes. However, is there a mistake in the reporting, or does the efficiency Netflix …

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