The call for an audit of Facebook’s metrics comes a week after the social network acknowledged inflating its video metrics.
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Visits and unique visitors. Official numbers were supplied by many retailers. When a retailer did not reveal figures, researchers used comScore, Nielsen/Net Ratings or Internet Retailer estimates. Retailers were given the opportunity to respond to estimates.
Conversion rates. In most cases, researchers used category data and analyst interviews to formulate estimates if a retailer did not reveal a number. Retailers were given the opportunity to respond to estimates.
Average ticket. If a retailer would not reveal an average ticket, researchers estimated the figure based on averages within a category and input from market analysts. Retailers were given the opportunity to respond to estimates.
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