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According to Nielsen Online report for UK net ratings in 2007

UK consumers are flocking to at such a rate that the price comparison site has seen off internet giant Facebook in the battle for the UK’s fastest growing website.

The award winning website has been given the accolade in a report* by independent measurement and analysis company, Nielsen Online.

The report reveals that grew its monthly audience of unique visitors by 1,165% from December 2006 to December 2007. Facebook came second in percentage terms with an increase of just 781% in comparison.

Commenting on the news, Founder and Managing Director John Paleomylites said, “Our numbers for January are already 300% up on December at just under 1million unique visitors. There’s still plenty more growth that we are on target to achieve. Clearly, consumers love what we’re doing and are coming to us rather than other price comparison sites.”

Alex Burmaster, Internet Analyst, Nielsen Online commented, “Many will be surprised to see that Facebook wasn’t the fastest growing site of the year, this honour went to price comparison site, – a reminder that the Internet provides valuable services other than virtually poking friends and acquaintances.”


Notes to Editors

*Source: Nielsen Online, UK NetView, home & work data, including applications, Dec 2006 – Dec 2007. Nielsen Online is the new name for services previously marketed under the Nielsen/NetRatings and Nielsen BuzzMetrics brands).

About is price comparison web site that helps people find the very best deals on a range of financial products and services that includes mortgages, credit cards, loans, home and car insurance, annuities and investments. is an independent company owned by the people who work there. In 2006 it won the Growing Business Awards ‘Young Company of the Year’ award as well as being the NatWest Startups ‘Business of the Year’ and ‘Online Business of the Year’ winner. also reached the national finals in the Orange National Business Awards, and the HSBC Start-Up Stars awards.

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