Get to Know SimilarWeb PRO with our New Knowledge Base

July 22, 2014 By Comments

We’ve created a new knowledge base that will help you to navigate through SimilarWeb PRO to understand its benefits and specific uses for your own industry and requirements. The articles and videos are organized around the conversion funnel stages: Audience, Acquisition and Conversion. Under each of these steps you’ll fine specific uses cases such as: Discover Your Audience’s Interests (located under Audience > Interests) Find out Which Ad Networks and Banners Your Competitors Are Using (located under Acquisition > Media Buying) These articles and videos are also available directly in your SimilarWeb PRO dashboard. You can access them by clicking... View Article

SimilarWeb Adds 25 Months of Historical Data to the Platform

July 21, 2014 By Comments

SimilarWeb now offers more than double the data as the historical data window now stretches back 25 months. This feature is now live for SimilarWeb Pro Enterprise users. With the expanded look-back you will be able to understand seasonal variances, make direct year-over-year comparisons, and understand the results of your long term marketing strategies. To get your creative juices flowing we have pulled together a few examples on how you can take advantage of the extended data set. Direct Year over Year Comparisons - Booking.com – Dec 2012 VS Dec 2013 With stats now going back 25 months, you can compare... View Article

3 ways to use SimilarWeb PRO for vetting affiliates

July 17, 2014 By Comments

Marketers are investing more in affiliate marketing these days, with the trade researchers over at Forrester predicting that the affiliate industry will grow to $4.5 million by 2016. Affiliate marketing is extremely effective at referring new types of customers and allowing brands to enter new markets on a local and global level. In most cases your ROI is instantly positive, since you’re usually paying per acquisition or lead and not just for traffic, like it is in other marketing channels such as PPC and media buying. However, what affiliate marketing saves in expenses, it costs in resources – a relationship... View Article

How to measure a website’s quality? 4 different measurement methods

July 16, 2014 By Comments

As an online marketer, one of the biggest challenges is to find the best possible websites to partner with in formats such as affiliation or media buying. You need to know that your time and money are not wasted on low quality, low potential websites.  With so many websites out there, how are we to know if any given site is worth our time? There are different tools and measurements methods out there that can help you understand a site’s worth. Each relies on different metrics and algorithms. In this article we’ll explain what stands behind each of the most... View Article

Understanding your customers better with Enhanced Ecommerce

July 15, 2014 By Comments

Last week, I wrote about how Google had recently unveiled the merger of Google Analytics Premium with DoubleClick Digital Marketing. The features of this were announced at the Google Analytics Summit 2014. This summit takes place each year and is an opportunity for Google and it’s developers, premium customers and partners to liaise and discuss new features. I’ve been writing a series of articles on these features and the final one in this series will look at Enhanced Ecommerce. Google has recently announced the launch of Enhanced Ecommerce into Beta and promises to be an innovative redesign of their ecommerce... View Article

Can PR Newswire overcome its major Google penalty?

July 14, 2014 By Comments

PR Newswire, which was hit by Panda 4.0, is taking steps to improve its SEO by purging “low-quality” press releases and implementing new policies regarding user uploads of new ones. The new guidelines require each press release to be 100% original, of an acceptable length and not stuffed with keywords. These announcements must contain “insightful analysis and original content” in order to be accepted by the new regulations. Many search industry commentators have noted that several press release sites appear to have suffered from the latest Panda update. Long abused by marketers as easy venues for posting links to their... View Article

Reddit’s underutilized e-commerce marketing impact

July 10, 2014 By Comments

At first glance, Reddit may not seem like an obvious choice as a channel for product marketing, but statistics show that traffic referred to e-commerce sites by Reddit drives a whole lot of sales. According to data from SimilarWeb PRO, Reddit referred 5.2 million visits to 140 different Shopping category websites over the past year, totaling 1.1% of all Reddit outbound traffic. The most referrals went to Amazon and e-bay, followed by Etsy and J.Crew. Reddit also accounts for a relatively large share of these online shops’ referrals. Over 3.5% of Amazon’s total traffic comes from Reddit, from subreddits dedicated... View Article

The coming of age for display advertising as Google Analytics Premium merges with DoubleClick Digital Marketing

July 9, 2014 By Comments

I wrote, last week, about how the Google Analytics Summit 2014 had recently taken place and allowed Google to discuss new features and products that they had developed. Premium customers, developers and partners were all present to give their feedback on these features. This week, I shall be looking at the recent merging of Google Analytics Premium with DoubleClick Digital Marketing (DCDM) and DoubleClick Bid Manager (DCBM). This coming together of brands means that users have received an added bonus in the quest to engage with customers. GAP users will be able to take advantage of the experience that DCDM... View Article

SimilarWeb PRO is Getting a New Look!

July 8, 2014 By Comments

We’re delighted to announce the brand new design of SimilarWeb PRO. The new PRO interface is faster, more intuitive and incorporates loads of suggestions made by valued clients. Now all of your web, mobile and app data will be easier to access and use. Here are some highlights: The old tab system has been replaced with quick navigation speed dial, divided to web and mobile. The search box has been enhanced to support both Website and Mobile App searches from the home page. We’ve also added new dashboards for our two top sections – Website Analysis and App Analysis. In... View Article

Alibaba’s best shot at poaching business from Amazon

July 7, 2014 By Comments

When you hear “e-commerce,” the first brand name to pop into your mind is likely Amazon. But despite Amazon being the undisputed king of online shopping, Chinese company Alibaba is slowly climbing upwards with 3.9 million average desktop visits per day, compared with Amazon’s 33.8. In May, Alibaba filed for what may be the biggest ever IPO in tech. Alibaba will become the largest Chinese corporation to list in the U.S. The company, which includes a group of websites, claims to hold an 80% share of Chinese e-commerce. In contrast, Amazon’s non-US sales growth slowed to 14% in 2013, about... View Article