If you are obsessed with what your competitors are doing, then check out
Competitio.us - an excellent resource for making the process of competitive
research much easier.
The service enables anyone a simple way to track who competitors are, what
they are doing and most importantly how their activities affect your company and
your bottom line. "Competitors" can either be a company, a service, even a
product. Competitio.us also enables users to find, save and share news about the
competition you've identified through a rather elegant "clipping" system. There
are quite a few other noteworthy features including the ability to create a
comparison matrix, RSS news feed subscriptions, and traffic data comparisons
from Alexa. Users can track multiple projects and collaborate with members of
I first came across Competitio.us about one year ago. While it fell of my
radar after initial testing, one of our readers sent in a request for free,
easy, ongoing competitive research tool. Competitio.us is a good one - so enjoy
- setting up an account would be a great weekend project.