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Blog Giu. 27, 2016 | Share

Digital Audiences Bloom in Warmer Months for Seasonal Travel Categories

Summer has officially arrived, and many consumers across the U.S. are finalizing their seasonal travel plans or have already embarked on their summer vacations. With school out of session and the weather more pleasant, summer nearly always tends to see a boost in travel activity. Interestingly, consumers’ online activity reflects this ‘real-life’... Read more

Blog Apr. 28, 2015 | Share

Number of Mobile-Only Internet Users Now Exceeds Desktop-Only in the U.S.

Single Platform Users' Share of Total Digital Population

Mobile’s rise over the past few years has been well-documented as it continues to achieve major milestones illustrating its immense popularity, such as last year when app usage surpassed desktop usage and began accounting for half of all U.S. digital media consumption. But its latest milestone shows just how far this platform has come in overtaking... Read more

Blog Nov. 7, 2011 | Share

More than Snow Fell: How an Early Winter Storm Brought Down Internet Traffic in Connecticut

When an early snowstorm hit the Northeast on October 29, it left much of the hardest-hit areas in the region crippled without electricity, landline phone service, or fixed-line (i.e. classic web) Internet service as cable lines were brought down by the unseasonably heavy weather. To date, Connecticut residents – among the most affected by the storm... Read more

Blog Ago. 25, 2011 | Share

Internet Seismometer Off the Charts from Yesterday’s Quake

Maybe we’re complete data geeks, but as we evacuated comScore’s headquarters in Reston, Virginia, a mere 72 miles from the epicenter of the largest earthquake to hit the region in the 67 years, the first thing on our minds was predicting the quake’s quantifiable impact on Internet usage. Read more

Blog Ago. 15, 2011 | Share

Despite Reports of Decline, Health Websites Retain Popularity

Are online health websites really experiencing a slowdown in visitation? Contrary to recent survey findings reporting a decline, comScore shows that overall visitation to health websites has never been stronger. Ever since consumers gained unprecedented access to a wealth of information on the Internet, the demand for health and pharmaceutical information... Read more

Blog Nov. 4, 2009 | Share

Page Load Performance Can Affect Consumer Behavior: How Does Your Site Measure Up?

I am very excited to announce that comScore recently introduced a new capability for measuring page load data, which allows Web site operators to benchmark the performance of their sites vs. their competitors. This new capability was made feasible through a software upgrade that allows us to record each time a web page fully loads and the amount of... Read more

Blog Mar. 2, 2009 | Share

Traffic With Sleeves

Recently, a certain blanket with sleeves - otherwise known as the Snuggie - has become a national phenomenon, infiltrating pop culture with its ubiquitous infomercial, celebrity Snuggie sightings and Facebook groups. Read more

Blog Ott. 23, 2007 | Share

The Challenges of Reconciling Panel-Based and Server-Based Unique Visitor Counts

Louise Story’s October 22nd article in the New York Times, entitled “How Many Site Hits? Depends Who’s Counting” highlights the challenges of getting up to speed on the continuing debate about the differences between the online unique visitor counts provided by publishers’ web server logs and the independently measured unique visitor counts... Read more

Blog Apr. 17, 2007 | Share

Cookie Deletion Rates and the Impact on Unique Visitor Counts

We issued an important press release today showing the results of a comScore study on the rate of cookie deletion, and the impact this has on the accuracy of cookie-based server data in measuring unique visitors (UVs) to a site or the reach and frequency (R/F) of an online ad campaign. We based the study on the comScore U.S. database of 400,000 computers.... Read more