Compete.com was another important web directory of top performing websites. In fact, it published a list of top 1 million websites based on rough estimates of the number of visitors. Again, the directory was considered an important element of SEO by many SEO managers. Although the service has been shut down since December, 2016, Compete Ranks are still used by many SEO managers because of its quality perception. As its directory gets old, Compete’s data continues to lose its relevance. But, it is difficult to say when Compete’s latest data will become completely obsolete. However, in conjunction with other metrics and services like Alexa, Quantcast and DMOZ, Compete provides a better picture of your site’s performance, at least for the time being.