Stat Watch: April 2013
Data, Data, Everywhere!
The most interesting stats and metrics from the digital world.
The Web moves pretty fast. If you
don’t stop and look around once in a
while, you’re sure to miss some
new trends, evolving best practices,
or opportunities that will help your
enterprise not just survive, but
thrive. Website Magazine’s editorial
staff aggregates and curates some
of the more interesting recent research
and statistics and publishes
it daily on the Web, as well as in this
month’s Stat Watch.
Find more useful data and valuable insights at WebsiteMagazine.com
Digital Hiring Demand
The demand for freelance online talent keeps growing – and so does those digital professionals’ incomes. Those most commonly hired, according to the Elance Global Online Employment Report, were mobile developers and Web programmers (followed closely by marketers and Web content professionals). HTML developers saw a 149 percent earnings increase, while PHP and CSS experts saw their income improve by 108 and 103 percent respectively. Mobile-minded Android and iOS developers also saw increase of 146 and 132 percent.
The percentage of the Internet population across 11 countries who would select a “do-not-track” (DNT) feature if it was easily available as reported in Ovum’s 2013 Consumer Insights Survey.
The number of songs sold on the iTunes digital music store, a milestone reported by Apple.
The majority of potential consumer electronics purchases that are inspired by a consumer review to select a brand not in their original consideration set, according to Weber Shandwick’s recently released “Buy It, Try It, Rate It” research study.
The percentage of online marketers who
say their budgets for paid search advertising will increase in 2013
(according to a Vizu/Nielsen Report).
The number of “directions” generated from the Yelp mobile app in Jan. 2013 (according to Yelp). Customers who leverage Yelp spend an average of $101.59 on their first visit.