We anonymize and aggregate content across thousands of sites across the Chartbeat Universe in over 30 countries (six continents, if you’re counting) and show them to you here grouped by topic and site category.
Concurrents are the number of active browser visits on a site at a given time. Concurrents take into account both how many people visit a site and how long they stick around.
Engaged time is the length of time people spend reading or writing on a site — the time they’re actually spending using it — which we gauge based on mouse and keyboard activity.
For example if you’ve selected “Rise by Most Concurrents” and this second, the total number of people simultaneously on articles that mention “Obama” across news sites across the web are higher than on any other topic, then “Obama” will be ranked as the number one and largest bubble in the news section.
If you toggle to “Rise by Most Engaged Time” then it will sort these bubbles not by concurrent visitors but by the articles that have the most Engaged Time - those with the highest amount of active reading, writing, and scrolling activity right now. If someone’s on this page, but sitting idle, we don’t count ‘em.
When you click on a Rising bubble (and please do!), you’ll see a list of articles that give you context as to why that particular term is rising. So if you see “Saved by the Bell” rising in Entertainment, click on that bubble and you’ll be linked to, for example, articles about Mark Paul Gosselaar confirming a SBTB reunion, clearly warranting Hollywood buzz.
The article links themselves are NOT pulled from the Chartbeat Universe - our clients data is confidential unless they decide they want to share it. We pull these articles from a couple of sources across the web including Bing.