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YouTube outage drives 20% increase in traffic

by Su Hang
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What happens when Facebook goes down? People read the news

What would the world look like without Facebook? Chartbeat had a glimpse into that on Aug. 3, 2018, when Facebook went down for 45 minutes and traffic patterns across the…

by Josh Schwartz
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Research Study: Only 1 in 3 publishers see a clear traffic boost from AMP

AMP traffic in aggregate is increasing, but how widespread is the impact for publishers? Chartbeat, together with The Daily Beast, collaborated on a two-part research study to rigorously quantify the…

by Chris Breaux and Bradley Doll
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Google’s mobile shifts driving traffic boost to publishers

In the past year, while the dialogue around platform traffic focused on the decline from Facebook, Google was quietly executing on a tectonic shift towards mobile. In February, we commented on…

by Terri Walter and Josh Schwartz
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The flip to mobile-first

It is official: we are finally “mobile-first.” At the conclusion of Q2, we reached the much-anticipated pivot point when all Mobile traffic (direct and referred) caught up with Desktop (see…

by Terri Walter
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What we thought we knew about mobile readers

Are desktop homepage readers engaging with content more than mobile readers? New data suggests they are not.For the last several years, we’ve had the mindset that mobile readers are skimmers…

by Katie Stuart
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Putting research into play to prepare for 2018 World Cup website traffic

The 2018 World Cup starts in Russia next week, and your sites are bound to see spikes in traffic as readers tune in to each match over the course of…

by Katie Stuart
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Mobile Direct Traffic Eclipses Facebook

New data shows that for the first time, mobile direct-to-site traffic has surpassed Facebook. Could this mean that mobile does not equal social after all?With all of the discussion around…

by Terri Walter and Su Hang
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Google Chrome Suggestions, in more detail than you could possibly want

Two weeks ago, we published an analysis showing the rise of Google Chrome Suggestions (GCS) — suggested links that appear in any new tab of Chrome on mobile devices. In response,…

by Josh Schwartz
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This Chrome feature, up 21x, is emerging as the next major traffic source for publishers

This article originally appeared on DCN and Nieman Lab. If you use Chrome on your phone or tablet, you’re probably familiar with the article suggestions that you see when you…

by John Saroff
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Google is up: Here’s why that’s good, and what to do about it

This post originally appeared on Digital Content Next. Since January 2017, we’ve watched with interest as traffic from Google Search to publisher sites globally has risen by more than 25%,…

by John Saroff
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Working Together to Make Sense of Facebook’s News Feed

At Chartbeat, we are committed to helping our clients and all publishers understand and make sense of the effect that platforms, particularly Facebook, have on the readership of their stories….

by John Saroff
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The 100 Most Engaging Stories of 2017

2017 was filled with authentic and impactful stories that ranged from breaking news to longform portraits of the human experience. We’re at a time when, as The Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey…

by John Saroff
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