October 27, 2010 09:00 ET
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 email@example.com.
Compete, a Kantar Media company, helps the world's top brands improve their marketing based on the online behavior of millions of consumers. Leading marketers such as Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Hyundai Motor America, Upromise, Chrysler, and Verizon Wireless rely on Compete's services to create effective online experiences and highly profitable advertising campaigns. Compete's online behavior database -- the largest in the industry -- makes the Web as ingrained in marketing as it is in people's lives. Compete was founded in 2000 and is located in Boston, MA, with offices throughout the U.S. For more information, please visit http://www.compete.com/.
About Kantar Media
Established in more than 50 countries, Kantar Media helps clients master the world's multimedia momentum through analysis of print, radio, TV, internet, cinema, mobile, social media, and outdoor worldwide. Kantar Media offers a full range of media insights and audience measurement services through its global business sectors -- Intelligence, Audiences, TGI and Custom. Kantar Media companies also include Compete, Cymfony and SRDS. Drawing upon the deepest expertise in the industry, Kantar Media tracks more than 3 million brands and delivers insight to more than 22,000 customers worldwide. www.KantarMediaNA.com