Coldplay’s Free Single Propels Website to No. 1 among Bands and Artists

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US visits to Coldplay.com increased 1,800% since the band’s new single, Violet Hill, was released free online.

Hitwise compares daily US visits for April 29, 2008 to visits for April 27, 2008, MarketingCharts reports.

On April 29, 2008, the day the single was released on Coldplay.com, the website ranked as the most visited website among the Bands and Artists category:

A little more than 1 out of every 40 visits to Bands and Artists category went to Coldplay’s website.

[Full Story at Marketing Vox]

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