Latest Bill Tancer Stories

2014-03-27 16:27:01

Pinterest is the top social media traffic driver for retailer Websites; Amazon.com is the top source of traffic from social sites NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new research from Experian Marketing Services, a global provider of integrated consumer insight, targeting, data quality and cross-channel marketing, social media Websites are playing an increasingly important role in driving traffic to other Websites, including retail Websites and even other social networking...

2008-09-16 13:05:00

Social networking has replaced pornography as the major attraction on the Web according to a new report by Bill Tancer. A self-described "data geek", Tancer looked at information from over 10 million surfers to find that Web activity resembles society. Tancer has included his findings in a new book, "Click: What Millions of People are Doing Online and Why It Matters". He said it matters because he found that people's Web activities tend to reveal a wider picture of society and behavior....

2005-12-19 08:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Winners in the holiday online shopping race appear to be Wal-Mart, Amazon and Apple Computer, which are doing the best job of turning browsers into buyers, according to an analysis of Web traffic patterns. According to data compiled by Internet measurement firm Hitwise for Reuters, these three sites, along with perennial e-commerce leader eBay, seem to be having the most success converting online window-shopping forays into real purchases. These retailers showed the heaviest...

Word of the Day
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.