February 2010 Top 10 Gaining Site Categories By Percentage

comScore has released data for the Top 10 gaining site categories by percentage change in Unique Visitors for February 2010 vs. January 2010.

From comScore:

Valentine’s Day Romance Sweeps the Internet

e-Cards ranked as one of the top-gaining site categories in February, growing 7 percent to 23.1 million visitors, as consumers sent their loved ones Valentine’s Day cards. MyFunCards.com led the category with 6.3 million visitors, up 75 percent versus January. Evite.com attracted 5 million visitors during the month, followed by AG Interactive with 4.8 million (up 13 percent), 123Greetings.com with 3.0 million (up 15 percent), and Yahoo! Greetings with 869,000 (up 7 percent).

Flowers/Gifts/Greetings sites also saw a 7-percent gain in February, growing to 32.3 million visitors. AmericanGreetings Property grabbed the #1 position with 10.6 million visitors, while ProFlowers.com surged 412 percent to 5.3 million visitors. Gifts.com ranked third with 4.3 million visitors, followed by Hallmark with 3.2 million (up 12 percent). 1-800-Flowers.Com, Inc. closely followed Hallmark with nearly 3.2 million visitors (up 97 percent).

Online Personals sites also grew in popularity during the month, experiencing a 5-percent increase to 24.2 million visitors. eHarmony ranked as the #1 Personals site during the month, attracting 5.0 million Americans (up 82 percent), while Match.com Sites ranked second with 3.4 million visitors. PlentyOfFish.com attracted 2.8 million visitors, followed closely by SinglesNet.com with 2.6 million.

Tax Sites Guide Americans through Filing Frenzy

Tax sites saw another month of gains as the filing deadline approached and Americans looked for tax information or to file their returns online. The category attracted 32.1 million visitors in February, up 12 percent from January.

Auto Industry Rebound and Recalls Attract Consumer Interest Online

In February, auto consumers were occupied with government policy, recalls, new model releases, and special offers, which boosted traffic to Auto Manufacturer sites. The category saw 24.6 million visitors during the month, up 5 percent since January, with General Motors taking the top spot with 5.8 million visitors. Toyota ranked second in the category with 5.4 million visitors (up 7 percent), followed by Ford Motor Company with 4.8 million, Honda with 3.6 million (up 7 percent), Nissan with 2.5 million (up 24 percent), and Chrysler with 2.1 million (up 7 percent).

Top 10 Gaining Site Categories by Percentage

Top 10 Gaining Site Categories by Percentage

comScore’s data confirms how closely online behavior is tied to offline events.



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