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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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’…

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.

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.