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Topic: Web Traffic

LeBron James Give Sports Illustrated Its Best Day Ever Online

Sees highest traffic

LeBron James' big decision turned into Sports Illustrated's biggest day online. The iconic sports magazine says James' story drew 6.1 million visitors Friday, the day the website broke the news…

The Toast Is Generating Heat Online

Site is profitable after just 9 months

The Toast is singular among the ladyblogs. It is primarily a humor site with a heavy focus on the literary, pop culture and general nerdy content targeting young women. It…

Rap Genius Traffic Chart Shows Google's Power

Website sees speedy recovery after search slap

The power of Google is a wonder to behold—just see for yourself in the chart above. A simple tweak of its search algorithm and a previously popular website can drop…

The Number of Online Video Ads Is Up 205% in the Last Year

Manufactured viewing and false impressions

According to comScore, the audience for online video has grown 4 percent over the past year. The number of video ads? Up 205 percent.  Illustration: Kali Ciesemier  Sure, people are watching a…

The Amount of Questionable Online Traffic Will Blow Your Mind

The World Wide rip-off

A few weeks ago, Lindsay Buescher, senior manager, analytics at Carat, read an article on Adweek.com about a company called FreeStreams.com that was pumping up its traffic by enticing Web…

SB Nation Sets All-Time Daily Traffic Record During the Super Bowl

Blog network draws 4.5 million unique visitors, nearly 50,000 comments during big game

Last Sunday, Web traffic took a 15 percent dive from normal patterns during the afternoon and evening as Americans across the country raided supermarkets, premptively loosened belt buckles and trudged…

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