Period over Period in Comparison Mode

The Total Traffic and Engagement Growth feature allows Similarweb clients to see period over period (YOY, QOQ, etc.) website traffic and engagement growth in compare mode - i.e., across multiple websites.

Note: When selecting the data range, make sure to mark the Compare to checkbox.

What is the Value?

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

  • 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 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%.

  • 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 are decreasing YOY.


    Traffic and Engagement over time is presented in the form of a line graph and provides more granularity on 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

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 can view in period mode to show the growth trajectory for a set of websites.

The average change is displayed in the top left of the Total Traffic Growth section. It 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 and engagement over time 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.

Feature Location

Research Intelligence > Company Research > Website Analysis > Audience > Traffic and Engagement

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