At the same time, Jupiter Media Metrix reported that on average 51.3 million unique visitors went to Web shopping sites each week of the 2001 holiday shopping season, up 50% from the previous year.
The gains are
Ken Cassar, senior Jupiter Media Metrix analyst, called 2001 the year when traditional retailers began to dominate the Web, overtaking pure-play counterparts. The dominant online retailers were those that also have a brick-and-mortar presence.
Traditional retailers do well
Among the top 15 sites, traffic to the Web sites of the seven traditional retailers jumped 73%. Those sites include Walmart.com, bartnesandnoble.com, bestbuy.com and toysrus.com.
Jupiter Media Metrix, meanwhile, said digital photo manipulation handling has become one of the hottest applications for computer technology, and users are increasingly using photo sharing sites on the Web.
Jupiter Media Metrix reported 12.0 million computer users at work used a photo-editing application in October 2001, up 37% from 8.7 million. Photo-editing software usage at home was up 27% to 21.5 million wired computer users from January to October 2001.