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Boxing Day sales set for biggest online shopping day

Boxing Day sales set for biggest online shopping day

By 23 December 2011

Boxing Day sales are likely to get off to a strong start if new data released this week is anything to go by. UK retailers should expect over 95m visits to their online stores on Boxing Day in the UK from people hunting out the best sale deals, online... >>

Do browsers need an address bar? Internet searches suggest no

Do browsers need an address bar? Internet searches suggest no

By 23 December 2011

That bar at the top of your browser, yep the one with the url of this website in it. How often do you actually type an address in there? Seems the majority of Internet users don't bother at all instead preferring to enter website names into Google. Monitoring... >>

Facebook more popular than Google

Facebook more popular than Google

By 30 December 2010

2010 has been a good year for Facebook. That's according to the Hitwise figures released showing that it's had more online visitors than Google, at least in the USA. The stats say that Facebook.com accounted for 8.93 per cent of all US internet traffic... >>

Amazon remains UK's biggest e-retailer

Amazon remains UK's biggest e-retailer

By 2 July 2010

Amazon has held its position as the UK's biggest online retailer in the fourth annual IMRG/Hitwise Hot Shops list - a position it has held since the list's inception. In fact, the top three remain unchanged with Argos in second place and Play in third.... >>

Bebo not the only social network site in trouble

Bebo not the only social network site in trouble

By 13 April 2010

Hitwise has published a ream of statistics on UK internet usage, and it's grim reading for Bebo and MySpace, but good news for Club Penguin and Facebook. Both MySpace and Bebo have slipped considerably in terms of traffic from a peak in mid 2007 of around... >>

Facebook surpasses Google in US?

Facebook surpasses Google in US?

By 16 March 2010

Is it possible to beat Google at the traffic game? For many years, the search giant has been at the top of the charts, but if reports coming in from Hitwise are correct, we may have a new king of the castle, and associated dirty rascal. For some time... >>

iPhone tops Britain's Christmas list

iPhone tops Britain's Christmas list

By 16 December 2009

The top five most-searched for products in the run up to Christmas are familiar faces, suggesting more of the same under Christmas trees across the country this year. The Apple iPhone, available on Orange as well as O2 this festive period, tops the list... >>

Christmas 2009: The year the Xbox 360 should rule the roost

Christmas 2009: The year the Xbox 360 should rule the roost

By 7 October 2009

Microsoft should expect it to be an Xbox 360 Christmas this year if search queries for the games console are anything to go by. Although the launch of the PS3 Slim caused a massive spike of interest according to search analytics firm Hitwise, Microsoft's... >>

The Oprah effect on Twitter revealed

The Oprah effect on Twitter revealed

By 22 April 2009

Speculation in the Twitterverse has been rife as to what effect Oprah Winfrey's Twittering would have on the micro-blogging service's popularity, and now Hitwise has stepped in with some stats. Twitter hardliners had been moaning that the influx of "soccer... >>

Twitter traffic grows 974% in a year

Twitter traffic grows 974% in a year

By 21 January 2009

Hitwise has announced that the market share of visits to Twitter surpassed Digg for the first time since launch. In the US, the micro-blogging site was ranked number 84 (above Digg at 85) in the "Computers and Internet" category. Hitwise partly attributes... >>


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