Last week, Compete released its ranking of the top 50 Web sites in December 2009. During the final month of the year, winter weather blasted the country and drove holiday travelers into an online tailspin.Â In fact, six of the top 20 highest growth Web site categories in December were travel and weather related.Â The airport travel category, which includes sites like PHL.org and BWIairport.com, attracted 40 percent more unique visitors (UVs) in December (2.11 million UVs) than the previous month.Â News sites related to weather and traffic also experienced tremendous growth, increasing visitors by 34.8 percent over November to reach 52.58 million UVs in aggregate.
These were the Top 50 Websites in December 2009:
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