You may think of MapQuest just as a maps site, but with all the features we’ve added over the last year, we’re branching out to be a travel resource for millions of consumers. Users are finding valuable services such as our Gas Prices site or finding out what’s going on around them using our Local site to enhance their overall travel experience. Whether they’re finding what’s nearby home or what to do at their far-away destination, more MapQuest users are using us for a variety of valuable travel features.
As proof of the popularity of our expanded resources, Hitwise, a leading online intelligence service, recently presented MapQuest with awards in the Travel-Maps category. Every quarter, Hitwise recognizes the 10 most popular websites in over a 160 categories.
For the forth quarter of 2008, MapQuest is proud to have earned three awards:
#10 is MapQuest Local, which was launched less than 5 months ago.
The Hitwise Top 10 Award Program is based on popularity according to the market share of user visits a website receives compared to other websites in their industry during a specific period.