Black Friday Web site traffic up 87%, says Hitwise

30 Nov 2009

Experian Hitwise just announced that online traffic to a custom category of Black Friday advertising Web sites increased 87 percent for the week ending Nov. 21, 2009. Visits to Black Friday Web sites were up 4 percent compared with the same week in 2008.

The growth in traffic

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Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.