We racked our brains, but couldn’t for a second think of who. A couple of years ago I was surprised and a wee bit disappointed when MSE, having been ‘hitwise number 1’ in our category for a good while, suddenly became ‘hitwise number 2’….
Hitwise is the big web traffic measurement firm owned by Experian. After the news, I sat at my laptop trying to work out who had overtaken us, and how I could’ve missed some new mega money site. Then I walked across to see MSE Richard, whose job is partly to keep track of these things, and asked him. He sheepishly replied he was sorry but didn’t know. We were both stuck.
Then ten minutes later an email came through saying “congratulations, the MoneySavingExpert.com forums is the hitwise number 1…." Richard’s relief was palpable. It seems MSE had been split up in the rankings, yet we’d still managed to retain the first and second places.
Now the main site has overtaken the forum
Yesterday I got our new quarterly awards email from Hitwise, and it seems the main site has now over taken the forum. Here are our proud shields.
No.1 in Business and Finance – Business Information
No. 2 in Business and Finance – Business Information
No. 8 in Computers and Internet – Social Networking and Forums