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Amazon got a lot more visitors in September than it did last year, which points to a strong Q3.According to Comscore, Amazon’s pageviews in the U.S. were up 26% in September and 19% in Q3 versus a year ago, while unique U.S. visitors grew 25% to 79 million.
That’s a big improvement in all three categories compared with the first two quarters of 2011.
In a research note, Citi analyst Mark Maheny noted that Amazon’s pageviews and uniques have a strong historical correlation with revenue growth in North America.
Amazon reports its third quarter earnings on October 25.
The fourth quarter should be even better: the Kindle Fire launched on September 28, so probably didn’t play much of a part in the September or Q3 growth statistics. At one point, screenshots of Amazon’s internal inventory system suggested that it was taking 50,000 Kindle Fire orders per day.