Compete Ranking of Top 50 Web Sites for September 2010 Reveals Shifting Online Landscape


Bing and Ask.com Gained Share While MySpace and MapQuest Continued to Lose Unique Visitors

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – October 27, 2010) – Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released its ranking of the top 50 web sites for September 2010. The data show increasing visits to search engine Bing (up 11.7 percent for the month and 108.5 percent for the year) and Ask.com (up 8.7 percent for the month and 75.3 percent for the year) while MySpace (unique visitors down 5.53 percent for the month and 19.1 percent for the year) and MapQuest (down 5.8 for the month and 22.1 percent for the year) continue to experience monthly declines in unique user visits.

Other notable data points from the monthly data include:

* Ask.com moved from number nine on the list to number six, jumping over
Amazon.com and MSN.com on its way.
* Disney Interactive Media Group’s Go.com and Mozilla.com had the largest
monthly unique user visitor gains with 15.8 percent and 30.5 percent
respectively.
* Flickr.com lost the most share in September with a 14 percent decline in
unique user visits.

Information regarding top 50 web sites is drawn from the Compete PRO Enterprise edition on Compete.com. For more information on the enterprise offering, please contact Gavin Blackmore at gblackmore@compete.com.