As 2015 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment and look back at some of the top online trends from the year. With data processed from 1 trillion global pageviews and more than 2 billion Internet users (yup, that’s “trillion” with a “t” and “billion” with a “b”), AddThis has some awesome insights into online behavior from the past 12 months.
The holiday season is here, and that means marketers are rolling out digital ad campaigns to increase sales. With so much competition out there, you might be wondering how you’re going to capture those last minute holiday shoppers — especially if you have a limited budget.
“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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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?
At 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.
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
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Whatever the details are behind Wednesday’s two-week early release of Netflix’s House of Cards (it’s since been taken down), we’re sure of one thing: it got people talking.
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
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.