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Microsoft’s Surface Is Dead Last In Tablet Web Traffic Generation Microsoft’s Surface Is Dead Last In Tablet Web Traffic Generation
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It’s been speculated that Microsoft’s Surface tablet may not be doing that well. There’s not been any solid numbers yet from Redmond, but a new report out of Chitika seemingly confirms the speculation. Chitika Insights published a report this morning …

Tablets Are Huge For Web Traffic Tablets Are Huge For Web Traffic
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Adobe just released a pretty interesting study, finding that the share of website visits from tablets grew about 10 times faster than the rate of smartphones within two years of market introduction, and by over 300% in the last year. …

AutoTrader.Com Reveals Impact Of Superbowl Ads AutoTrader.Com Reveals Impact Of Superbowl Ads

Cadillac, Toyota, Acura, BMW, Hyundai, Audi, Fiat, Kia, Chrysler, Chevrolet, and Volkswagen all had ads during the Superbowl this year, but did they have an impact? Were they worth the money they spent on the ads? An infograph by AutoTrader.Com …

Cyber Criminals Are Selling Web Traffic Cyber Criminals Are Selling Web Traffic
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Have you ever wanted to buy traffic to your Web site? Well, now you can through the help of Russian cyber criminals. SC Magazine is reporting that cyber criminals have opened an online store selling Web traffic by hijacking other …

CDC Acknowledges Zombies On Twitter, Crashes Blog CDC Acknowledges Zombies On Twitter, Crashes Blog
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Remember the Digg effect, also seen at Fark.com? Remember fortifying servers to withstand a sudden influx of web traffic due to something on the site gaining immediate viral popularity? The phenomenon still exists, although, Digg is rarely the guilty party …

Content Discovery Trends Content Discovery Trends

Related link widget providers Outbrain have just released to their blog their first ever study of content discovery trends. How do people access content across the internet? While search still drives the majority of content discovery, social media is beginning …

New York Times Paywall Decreasing Traffic New York Times Paywall Decreasing Traffic
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Data collected by Hitwise shows the impact of the newly instated New York Times paywall, and it’s not great news for the venerable news outlet.  Overall visits have decreased between 5% and 15% per day. As you probably remember, The …

When Stock Market Fails, Try The Lottery

Wealthier households are visiting lottery websites with more frequency than their lower income counterparts, Hitwise reports. Heather Hopkins’ investigation was prompted by AP report about rising sales of state scratch-off lottery tickets.

Why Yahoo News Was Number One on Election Night
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You may have heard that Yahoo News was the most popular site on the night of the United States Presidntial Election ten days ago. Now comScore has confirmed this along with some numbers for other sources making up the top five:

AOL Still Reaching Record Numbers

AOLYou would think that the growth of broadband usage would take away from AOL’s business. That and the fact that they’ve been closing down services like mad.  Despite these things, AOL has managed to hit an all time high when it comes to traffic numbers, and has experienced year-over-year growth for unique visitors for the 21st month in a row.

The following AOL sites reached all-time high page view numbers in October:

China Produced More Web Traffic For Olympics Than The US

Daily online traffic on the web site of China’s largest broadcaster surpassed that of the leading U.S. broadcaster and online channel during the Olympics, according to WebTrends Analytics.

MySpace Falls To Facebook In Worldwide Traffic

For the first time, Facebook surpassed MySpace in traffic worldwide. In the US, however, MySpace is still ahead of Facebook with 73.7M unique visitors in May vs. 35.6M for Facebook. TechCrunch has more analysis.