Compete Ranking of Top 50 Web Sites for February 2011 Reveals Familiar Dip

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) – Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released its ranking of the top 50 web sites for February 2011. As expected, the number of site visits declined across Compete’s top 250 sites for February, the shortest month of the year. Among the top 20 sites, which are ranked based on unique visitors (UVs), however, there were three notable exceptions: (+0.26 percent), (+2.20 percent) and (+2 percent).

Compete January Category Data Show Surge in Demand for Accountancy and Tax Services

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – February 25, 2011) – Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released data for January showing that the Accountancy and Tax Services category as a whole jumped 258.45 percent for the month. Apparently taxpayers are getting an early jump on filing their 2010 federal income tax returns, fueling an increase in unique visitors (UVs) to tax-software sites, tax-preparation services sites and government-sponsored tax sites during January. January and February

A look at traffic to… have you filed your taxes yet?

Every single year that I have prepared my own tax return (yes, I still do my own taxes), I’ve prepared them the weekend before they have been due. Examining traffic to for the past few years, it looks like my tax filing behavior may not be the norm!! — My observations: Traffic to peaks in February each year (and not in April After several, mostly flat years, more