Period over Period in Comparison Mode


Period over Period Graph in Compare Websites


We have just released the Total Traffic and Engagement Growth feature which allows SimilarWeb clients to see period over period (YOY,QOQ, etc.) website traffic and engagement growth in compare mode - i.e. across multiple websites.

Where can you find this feature?

Users can see this feature on the Traffic & Engagement page, when comparing multiple sites and choosing to compare periods in the date picker.




Why is this feature useful?


Total Visits Growth is presented in the form of a graph, and is available in 2 viewing modes:

1. View by website

This viewing mode gives you insight into the growth of a particular website compared to a competitive set over time, to understand who is the strongest player in terms of traffic growth.  

Below we see that all visits to all the fast fashion sites in the set declined YOY in Q2 2019. However visits to forever decreased the most YOY, -27.25%, and visits to decreased the least YOY, -8.6%.



2.View by period

This viewing mode gives you insight into the growth trajectory of a set of websites over time, indicating whether traffic to the group is growing, stagnating or decreasing.


Below we see that visits to the set as a whole is decreasing YOY.



Traffic and Engagement Growth is presented in the form of a line graph and provides more granularity on what is driving the change in total site visits. This feature allows you to easily understand if a website is growing in monthly visits, monthly unique visitors, average visit duration, pages per visit and/or bounce rate - compared to its main competitors.



How to use it


Select two or more websites to compare



Select the period of time you want the data for, and tick the “compare to previous period” box



The Total Traffic Growth graph will be presented above the Traffic and Engagement Growth graph. The default view is by website, showing the growth comparison between a set of websites.



Users also have the option to view in period mode to show the growth trajectory for a set of websites.



Average change is displayed in the top left of the Total Traffic Growth section and shows the weighted average growth of the sum of all visits across the group of websites in period 1 versus period 2 - whether you are viewing the graphs in website mode or in period mode.  


The Traffic & Engagement Growth graph is presented underneath the Total Visits Growth graph and compares growth over time  The default graph shown is monthly visits but you can easily switch tabs to view the growth of the other engagement metrics.





Get in touch with support or your account manager for more info on how you can gain maximum insights from this new feature!


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