Hot on the heels of our traffic history feature we have a new comparison tool available as of this evening. On site profile pages you’ll notice a ‘compare’ button which will take you to a trend analysis tool capable of mapping up to five different domains side by side.
For example, here you can see a comparison of answers.google.com and answers.yahoo.com.
Its a little hard to see the Google Answers traffic here as Yahoo reaches so many more people on a daily basis. To deal with situations like this we also provide a ‘Relative’ check box. Check this and the traffic trends will be compared on a relative performance basis since the beginning of the period.
Together these two views provide some color on Google’s recent decision to discontinue their Answers service.