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No Stats For You! Compete.com Has Dissolved

Earlier today, I went to check my account on the COMPETE.com website since I had not done so in quite a while. For those who don’t know much about this website, let me explain that Compete.com is a statistical measure that is aimed at giving website developers and owners an better idea of where their outlets stand in the larger scheme of all things Internet. I used this one sporadically and only ever with the free options and this was the sight that opened up on my screen.

Yep, it seems as this one is off to the great Internet beyond and one would have to assume that the amount of resources that are necessary to continually provide statistical measures were just too high against the money coming in from those who chose the professional package of services. Believe it or not my friends, websites of all different types can and do often go away. Just look back at Friendster, Tribe.net and so many more that I cannot line out here in this little narrative. So why even bring this up you might ask and well the answer is simple since I am one of those web providers who enjoys learning about this stuff and knowing how my creativity is being received by the general Internet public. In my real life workaday world, I used to be a Technical Support Supervisor so I have a pretty solid understanding of a bunch of technical principles and that makes me fascinated by this stuff. If you were a customer of Compete.com I hope that you can get some kind of refund or at least refuse any past couple of months charges to your card if you didn’t know they were going away and they were billing you. If you are looking for some means of knowing your websites statistics or just feel like looking up sites like this one or my PiercingMetal.com one, you can use any of these other resources. Each of them feeds different data pools to compile their numbers but its still rather interesting to see what’s going on behind the scenes in the websites you like.
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