The Best of Latest Internet Usage Trends and Metrics from comScore Networks

comScore Networks measures the digital age using a global cross-section of more than 2 million consumers who have given comScore permission to confidentially capture their browsing and transaction behavior, including online and offline purchasing. Here are some of the latest internet usage trends and metrics from comScore:

Top 15 Web Properties Worldwide for Dec 06; Internet Users Up 10% in 2006

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on February 1, 2007 12:18 AM

Worldwide Internet usage increased 10% in December 2006 compared to December 2005, according to the comScore. The Search/Navigation category grew 9%, led by Google which rose 13% in worldwide visitors in 2006.  Microsoft and Yahoo! Sites each grew 5%...

The 20 Most Popular Websites That Capture 39% of Our Online Time

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 29, 2007 09:59 AM

Yahoo! continues to be the number one online destination for U.S. internet users with over 131 million unique visitors in December, followed by Time Warner (AOL), Microsofft, and Google sites, each of them attracting over 100 million unique visitors, ...

Cell Phones are Multi-Functional Accessories for the Cellular Generation: comScore Survey

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 22, 2007 10:29 PM

Based on a survey of U.S. consumers who use a wireless phone, comScore analyzed the differences in behavior and attitudes of three key wireless consumer segments - The Cellular Generation (ages 18 to 24);  Transitioners (ages 25 to 34);...

Wireless Subscribers: 50% Use Text Messaging; 17% Subscribe to Internet

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 17, 2007 05:27 PM

Consumers are growing ever more attached to their cell phones, with 14% reporting that they no longer subscribe to landline phone service, and 33% strongly agreeing they “feel lost” without their cell phone, according to a comScore report on...

comScore December U.S. Search Engine Rankings; 6.7 billion Searches, Up 30% YoY

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 15, 2007 08:19 PM

Americans conducted 6.7 billion searches online in December, up 1% from November and a strong 30% growth since the same month a year ago, according to comScore Networks.  U.S. Online Search Engine Rankings -  December 2006 Search Engine  Dec-06 ...

Total U.S. Non-Travel E-Commerce Spending Jumped 24% to $102 billion in 2006: comScore

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on January 4, 2007 03:19 PM

For the full year 2006, total online non-travel (retail) spending at U.S. sites increased 24% to reach $102.1 billion, marking an exceptional year for online retailers as e-commerce spending crossed $100 billion for the first time, according to comScore Networks....

Holiday Season Online Sales Up a Solid 26%; Non-Travel E-Commerce Hits $100B Mark for the Year

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 29, 2006 12:04 AM

During the first 56 days of the holiday season through December 26,  total U.S. online retail (non-travel) spending reached $23.11 billion, an increase of 26% vs. the corresponding days in 2005, according to comScore Networks data released late Thursday. ...

Google Overtook Yahoo for No.2 with 475M Visitors in November - Top 10 from comScore

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 24, 2006 04:18 PM

As 475.7 million visitors worldwide searched the web for information on Google sites, it displaced Yahoo as the world's second-most visited Web site, according to comScore. More than 736 million people around the visited the Internet last month. Google's...

November U.S. Online Activity: Fox No.1 with 39.5B Page Views

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 21, 2006 10:50 AM

In terms of page views, Fox Interactive Media topped all properties in US with 39.5 billion page views in November, primarily driven by the 38.7 billion pages at, based on traffic from home, work and university locations, according...

Offline Conversion Benefits of Local Search: 68% Contact by Phone after Online Search

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 14, 2006 10:49 PM

Search engines have become an increasingly important part of the online experience of American internet users. As consumers find online search more convenient than traditional yellow pages to find local services, local search is experiencing strong growth. ...

Fox with MySpace is No.1 in Page Views, Surpassing Yahoo - ComScore

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 11, 2006 07:49 PM

Yahoo’s page views were down 9% month-over-month in November, allowing MySpace owner Fox Interactive Media to take the overall lead in that category for the first time, according to comScore data highlighted in an emailed note today from UBS...

Cyber Monday or Not, Holiday eShopping Setting Records - Nielsen/comScore

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on December 8, 2006 01:38 PM

During the first 35 days of this holiday season through Dec5, total online retail (non-travel) spending reached $13.7 billion, marking a 25% increase versus the corresponding days in 2005, according to comScore Networks. ...

Cyber Monday Creates E-Commerce History: Sales Break $600 million Mark

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on November 30, 2006 09:36 AM

On this Cyber Monday, which marks the first major spike in online holiday spending as people returned to work after the Thanksgiving weekend, online sales totaled $608 million, up 26% from last year, according to comScore Netwroks. During the...

E-Commerce Spending on Black Friday Jumps 42%, says comScore

Posted in Metrics 2.0 on November 27, 2006 10:54 AM

Up 42% Black Friday E-Commerce  During the first 24 days of November this year, total online retail spending reached $8.31 billion, a 23% jump from $6.75 billion during the same period in 2005. Online sales on Black Friday, the...

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