About 1/3rd of Soshable’s traffic comes from various referrers with Google being the biggest one (that’s not counting Google search traffic). When I checked my monthly totals there was a new player in my top 10: Pinterest. I had completely forgotten about a conversation with a friend at Pinterest who told me that the site will send traffic whether I try to use it or not because of the handful of visualization posts we do here.
In social media, traffic is everything. While most use sites like Facebook and Twitter for socializing, there is a growing number of people who use them and other social sites for content and news discovery. StumbleUpon has been able to capitalize on this trend beautifully because of their affinity to bring us what we didn’t know we wanted to see.
Alexa.com was once considered one of the best indications of the health and traffic on a website. When Compete.com entered the fray in 2000, they wanted to “…help create a more trusted, transparent, and valuable Internet.” They wanted to compete with what alexa had to offer and become the authority on website comparisons.
If you go by their numbers, they are now that authority.
Other than a brief moment in September, Alexa has always maintained a higher traffic ranking. This is according to the numbers supplied by compete.com. Alexa does not rank their own site. That’s a whole other story. Here are the numbers: [Read more...]
This really isn’t a question of Facebook vs. MySpace. It’s a question of Alexa.com vs. Compete.com.
According to Alexa, Facebook jumped ahead of MySpace last week to technically take the #6 spot. While it hasn’t changed on the official Alexa Top 500, a close examination of the line graph comparison shows the too big dogs in social networking neck and neck on Novemeber 20 and 21. Facebook jumped ahead by a small margin after that.
Compete.com paints a completely different picture. Despite the slower updates, MySpace still have a huge lead lead in October, 2007. It shows MySpace at 65 million versus Facebook’s 24 million. [Read more...]