We had three beta customers at this time last year. So a couple weeks ago was our first Cyber Monday hosting reviews for some of the largest online retail brands. For example, we serve 3 of the top 15 retailers including Sears, The Home Depot, and Overstock.com. Because we host the content through our clients pages, we tracked total number of impressions and reviews served. Through our logs we estimate we served over 19 million reviews to online shoppers on November 27, Cyber Monday.
Frankly, we expected a large number. Jupiter reports 77% of online shoppers seek product reviews and Forrester suggests reviews are the most widely read consumer generated content on the Web. And we learned from BuzzMetrics that 25% of google searches on top brand names bring up consumer generated content — that's where our SearchVoice SEO pages become very useful!
We're pleased that for our first big holiday there were no glitches or downtime. The origin servers and content distribution network are telling us to 'bring it on'! And so we shall.