Experian Hitwise launches search API and portable dashboard functions

New data applications and integration allow marketers to utilize online consumer behavior insights


New York, N.Y., June 16, 2011 — Experian® Hitwise®, a part of Experian Marketing Services, today announced a series of capabilities designed to speed online marketing decisions by enabling new levels of data flexibility.

Experian Hitwise has invested significantly to bring a program of customized data products and services based on online consumer behavioral insights and competitive activity into day-to-day, real-time use for clients. The first outputs of the products and services are around interoperability and the sharing of knowledge within an organization for better marketing planning. These capabilities include:

  • Deliverable dashboards — Sharing key performance indicator dashboards around upstream and downstream traffic, key search terms and site performance via email to give stakeholders information for real-time reporting and decision making
  • Publish and share data modules — Ensure visibility by publishing data modules and metrics across platforms that aggregate complimentary information and are referenced every day, including Adobe SiteCatalyst powered by Omniture, Blogger, iGoogle and corporate intranets (or any platform that accepts URL and HTML publishing)
  • Complete internal- and external-view dashboards — Import your Adobe Omniture data into Experian Hitwise dashboards to provide a comparison of how your site trends compare with consumer behavior on competitive Websites
  • Application Programming Interface (API) — Massive volumes of online consumer behavioral data can be accessed programmatically and deployed within a partner platform, whether it’s a content management system, bid management, business intelligence or marketing analytics

“Insights today are only as valuable as the speed in which you leverage them. As many data sets sit siloed or are incomplete, connecting these new capabilities together provides clients with a full view to apply the data insights faster in order to reduce the time to ROI,” said Simon Bradstock, general manager of Experian Hitwise. “The Hitwise search API and dashboard data sharing provide clients with more data ubiquity, creating a better and more rounded decision process.”

About Experian Hitwise
Experian Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Experian Hitwise gives marketers a competitive advantage by providing daily insights on how 25 million Internet users around the world interact with more than 1 million Websites. This external view helps companies grow and protect their businesses by identifying threats and opportunities as they develop. Experian Hitwise has more than 1,500 clients across numerous sectors, including financial services, media, travel and retail.

Experian Hitwise (FTS:EXPN), http://www.experianplc.com, operates in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and Brazil. More information about Experian Hitwise is available athttp://www.hitwise.com.

For up-to-date analysis of online trends, please visit the Hitwise Research Blog at http://www.ilovedata.com and Hitwise Data Center at http://www.hitwise.com/datacenter.

About Experian Marketing Services 
Experian Marketing Services delivers best-in-breed data, analytics and platforms into multiple regions around the globe. It is focused on helping marketers more effectively target and engage their best customers through email, digital advertising,customer data managementcustomer and competitive insightdata enrichment and list rentalmodeling and analytics, and strategic consulting. Through these capabilities, Experian Marketing Services enables organizations to encourage brand advocacy, create measurable return on investment and significantly improve the lifetime value of their customers.

About Experian 
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit riskprevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2010, was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

Experian and the Experian marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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