Comscore Releases May 2012 Overview of European Internet Usage Showing Tumblr, Otto Gruppe and Groupon among Most Women-Oriented Web Properties
London, UK, 2 July 2012 - Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing that 395.7 million Europeans went online in May 2012 for an average of 27.6 hours each. The data for May, which includes internet usage in 49 European markets aggregated into the European region and individual reporting on 18 markets, also highlights the site categories and web properties with the highest concentration of usage among women in Europe. Tumblr.com had the highest concentration of usage among women, who accounted for 69 percent time spent on the popular social network. The report also showed that women generated the majority of time spent on multiple Retail subcategories, such as Fragrances/Cosmetics (71 percent share), Apparel (67 percent) and Department Stores (65 percent).
Women Have Highest Concentration of Usage on Tumblr, Otto and Groupon In Europe, 191.5 million females age 15 and older went online in May 2012, representing 48.4 percent of the total internet audience and 46.9 percent of time spent online during the month. Among the top 100 web properties in Europe, Tumblr had the highest concentration of usage among women, who accounted for 69 percent of all time spent on the site. German retail site Otto Gruppe (68.8 percent) ranked second on this dimension, while leading daily deal site Groupon (61.7 percent) rounded out the top 3. The total amount of time European women spent on Mail.ru websites was particularly high, but perhaps not surprising, as this group includes email services and Russia’s second largest social networking sites Odnoklassniki.
*Among the top 100 online properties
Retail and Community Sites Score High with Female Audience Retail subcategories made up half of top 10 site categories by share of time spent among females, showcasing the gender’s penchant for online shopping in comparison to their male counterparts. Retail- Fragrances/Cosmetics came out on top, with women accounting for 70.9 percent of time spent in the category during the month, followed by Community – Beauty/Fashion/Style (67.9 percent share) and Retail – Apparel (66.8 percent share). Health Information also had a relatively high share of female engagement (63.6 percent), suggesting a greater likelihood of proactive engagement on health issues.
European Internet Usage by Country Below is a snapshot of European internet usage in the 18 reportable markets for which Comscore provides individual reporting. The Russian internet audience continued to be the largest online market in Europe with 57.9 million users going online in May. The UK audience was the most engaged across Europe, with an average user spending 39.1 hours online, an increase of 5 percent over the past month. Turkey ranked first when it came to the average pages a user visited during the month at 3,674.
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