Hitwise Launches Hourly Online Traffic Insights…

Hitwise Launches Hourly Online Traffic Insights Reporting

New Tool Gives Hourly Insights in to How Market Competitors Are Performing 


Los Angeles (January 31, 2017) Hitwise, the industry leader in large-scale online clickstream data collection and consumer behavioral analytics, today launched hourly insight reporting, a new capability that offers marketers improved visibility into online consumer behavior and competitive traffic trends throughout the day. Reporting on hourly insights will be rolled out on an industry-by-industry basis starting with the news and media category. 

Intraday hourly reports offer near-real time insight into current web traffic trends. With a delay of only a few hours, marketers (or in the case of the news industry, and editorial teams) can track their competitor’s product and content performance providing unprecedented insight into shifts in consumer interests as they occur, enabling clients to react quickly to competitive threats and opportunities. 

For instance, news organizations can gauge the most popular articles across competing news sites and adjust their own future content creation and promotions accordingly. Here for example, is intraday reporting on web traffic to major news sites during inauguration ceremonies compared to the day before.

This chart shows the share of page views across the set of competitors on inauguration day.




This chart shows the share of page views for the same set of competitors on the day before the inauguration.



The chart report below shows how specific news stories performed relative to others. Note that  live coverage predominates during the event, but other popular articles during that time include references to Michelle Obama’s facial reaction to Melania Trump’s gift (Buzzfeed), an outbreak of violent protests (Fox News), and a bedbug infestation (Fox News/travel). 




Historical hourly data reports will provide tracking of a custom set of competitive domains relevant to the marketer – comparing total visits, share of market, upstream traffic sources, and search clicks. These unique insights can be used to plan more effectively by identifying successful competitor tactics and identifying new targeting opportunities. 

 “We are excited to launch this new capability which builds on our detailed understanding of online consumer behavior. Hourly insights enable publishers and brands to optimize their strategies on a near real time basis,” says Giles LonghurstSVP & General Manager for Hitwise Audience Solutions. 

 Hitwise reports on behavioral and media consumption patterns from 20 million websites and 500 million web searches providing marketers with the most accurate and actionable audience information in the world. 

 Hitwise combines the largest sample of internet behavior with offline lifestyle and life stage information to build detailed consumer profiles.  With Hitwise, marketers discover who their customers really are, what they search for and where they go. Hitwise offers an unprecedented opportunity for marketers to define, understand and connect to their audiences as they build and optimize their multi-channel marketing campaigns.  Hitwise is a division of Connexity, Inc.

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