Tag: data

How Better Data Utilization Can Drive Business Goals


Data as a Competitive Advantage”, the recent study from Winterberry Group and Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)—and sponsored by AddThis—highlighted two main business goals that respondents most wanted to utilize data to accomplish: better targeting and growing revenue. On the targeting front, marketers are having some success, with more than 71% reporting that they’ve achieved better audience understanding and segmentation through data collection.

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What Our Data Taught Us About Cricket World Cup Fans

cricket_world_cup_2015Image Source: Twitter.com/CricketWorldCup

Cricket flies under the radar in some countries, particularly in the Western Hemisphere, but it’s making national news throughout the mid-East, Asia, and the Pacific. Over the past few weeks, 14 of the best cricket teams in the world have gone head-to-head in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. What can we learn about cricket fans and how they share information with each other? What else drives cricket fans?

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Let Data Be Your Guide. Don’t Take Actions Based on Assumptions.

smartphone-displaying-dataAt AddThis, quality data analysis is an integral part of our business and one of the key drivers to our success. When analyzing data we’ve found that making an assumption first and then testing against it is critical to driving accurate results. This blog post, which was intended to be all about winter weather and has since changed entirely, is the perfect example.

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And the Oscar Goes to…?


Predicting who will take home an Oscar this Sunday night at the 87th Annual Academy Awards is almost more fun than actually watching the ceremony. And based on social activity across the web, it’s clear that viewers have a lot of opinions on the matter. We analyzed social engagement and content data and discovered some interesting insights. Take a look! Continue reading

Valentine’s Day 2015 by the Numbers

Valentine's Day 2015 Data

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast – like in 2 days fast. That means the Internet is all abuzz with Valentine’s offers, conversations around what to get, and even singles websites offering to play Cupid and find you the love of your life. We ran some data to find out how shopping in traditional Valentine’s categories varies from state to state, what the popular gifts are this year, and whether diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend. Continue reading

Making Your Site Smarter By Looking Beyond Pageviews

In the tough online game of acquiring more visitors, keeping them on the page, and having them spread the word to their friends (i.e. through social sharing), publishers today––that is, site owners, designers, and content producers––need to look beyond pageviews, and create stories that people want to read and feel a desire to share with their friends. If you’re a publisher, you can sympathize with this.


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Streamline Your Site With Personalization

Web sites want to maximize engagement, but it’s hard to guess what each visitor will want to read or buy.  Pixels are cheap, so many sites approach this question by adding widget after widget, hoping that a user will find one they want to click on. This is the shotgun approach to boosting engagement. The problem with it is that user attention is expensive, and each additional widget distracts them from your content, products and ads.

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