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Traffic On Kakaku And Tabelog Recovers Following Earthquake [E-Commerce]

The earthquake that hit Japan on March 11 hit Japan’s web industry in different ways. Kakaku.com says that they suffered badly in the days after the quake (-30% daily users for Kakaku itself, and even -40% for restaurant service Tabelog) but saw a quick recovery as far as traffic is concerned.

This chart shows the number of daily users on Kakaku and Tabelog between March 1 and May 10, 2011:

In April 2011, both page views and number of users were up year-on-year for Kakaku and Tabelog, as you can see below.

Chart for Kakaku:

Tabelog:

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