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Lycos Shop Holiday Traffic Doubles From Year-Ago Period

Terra Lycos


said it recorded a significant increase in unique visitors and traffic to its

Lycos Shop

during the holiday season.

Traffic from mid-November through December more than doubled and unique visitors to the Lycos Shop rose 580% from the same period a year ago. The company added that traffic increased during the last week before Christmas. Terra Lycos didn't provide the actual number of visitors, only the percentage changes.

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Last week,

Media Metrix

, an Internet statistics research firm, said Internet retail traffic was up significantly from 1999 totals. Online retailers saw 31.8 million unique visitors in the week before Christmas, a 28.4% increase in traffic over last year's period. The survey found that 35.6 million unique visitors flocked to online merchants during the week ended Dec. 3.

Shares of Terra Lycos gained 6 cents, or 0.6%, to $10.63 in recent