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December 2008

Top 10 Internet & Mobile Sites: Google, Yahoo Lead in 2008

December 30, 2008

Google, Yahoo and MSN/Windows Live were the most popular websites in 2008;  Yahoo Mail, Google Search and Gmail were the top mobile websites; and the Motorola RAZR V3 series was the most popular cell-phone handset, according to The Nielsen Company, which released its annual “Top 10” internet and mobile website  Read More »

CPG #1 on Top 10 Lists of Advertisers, Products Sold

December 30, 2008

Procter & Gamble Co. shelled out more than $1B more on advertising than runner-up spender General Motors, while bread & baked goods, paper products, soda and snacks were among the most purchased and sold CPGs in the US, according to The Nielsen Company, which released its annual “Top 10” advertising  Read More »

TV’s Top 10 Shows and Ads for 2008: Sports & Reality Dominate

December 30, 2008

Sports programming – including the Olympics and NFL Football – were among the most popular single-telecast US network TV programs in 2008, while reality shows American Idol, Project Runway, Extreme Makeover and Biggest Loser were tops for regularly scheduled TV and product placements, according to The Nielsen Company, which released  Read More »

Top 10 Movies, Music & Books: Superheroes, R&B, Self-Help

December 30, 2008

The summer blockbuster The Dark Knight and fellow superhero movie Iron Man nabbed the highest spots on top-10 lists for box office revenues and  DVD sales this year, while songs by Alicia Keys and Flo Rida, and titles The Shack and A New Earth were tops in music and book  Read More »

Top 10 Video Games for 2008: World of Warcraft #1 for PC

December 30, 2008

World of Warcraft was the most-played PC game in the US this year, with an average of 671 minutes/week per user, while Tetris and Bejeweled were most popular on mobile devices, according to The Nielsen Company, which released its annual “Top 10” video-game rankings for 2008.  Read More »

Top 10 Online Automotive Destinations – November 2008

December 30, 2008

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Top 10 Automotive Online Advertisers by Image-Based Impressions – November 2008

December 30, 2008

Note: Nielsen Online, AdRelevance service uses a proprietary methodology for estimating online advertising expenditures and only takes into account image-based technologies and advertising sold per CPM. Data does not reflect house advertising activity, strategic partnerships between publishers and advertisers, or text units, compound image/text ads, paid search, sponsorships, email, units  Read More »

Top 10 House and Garden Websites – November 2008

December 30, 2008

Note: The Hitwise data featured is based on US market share of visits as defined by the IAB, which is the percentage of online traffic to the domain or category, from the Hitwise sample of 10 million US internet users. Hitwise measures more than 1 million unique websites on a  Read More »

Twitter’s New Users Drive 600% Growth

December 29, 2008

Popular microblogging site Twitter now has approximately 4M-5M users, the majority of whom joined in 2008 and have contributed to the site’s 600% growth in the last 12 months, according to the first “State of the Twittershpere” (pdf)  report from HubSpot.  Read More »

Spam Doubles, Personalized Spam Quadruples in 2008

December 29, 2008

Spam nearly doubled worldwide since last year and now accounts for nearly 200 billion email messages each day (approximately 90% of email sent), while “personalized” spam based on personal information stolen from the web, has quadrupled in the same time period, according to a study from Cisco Systems, reports MarketingVox.  Read More »