I got a mail from Hitwise today letting us know that we have got our 5th top 10 award based on the amount of UK traffic that our site OurProperty.co.uk gets.
That’s great news in a way as it means we are the 7th most visited property site on the internet here is what the top 7 looks like now:
1. Rightmove.co.uk – Rightmove plc
2. Vebra.com – Guardian
3. Primelocation.com – DMGT
4. Findaproperty.co.uk – DMGT
5. PropertyFinder.com – News International
6. Homesonview.com – Core Systems
7. OurProperty.co.uk – Fubra
The bad news is that we were number 7 in the previous quarter as well so this is the first quarter that we haven’t improved our position by one place since we started winning the award.
The main reason for this is that we have been a bit slow in developing new features for the web site because we have had to deal with an office move and developing better back end systems to cope with our next level of growth which takes a while but should be well worth the wait.
The good news is that most of that is now done so with a following wind and a bit of luck I expect to see us rising to 2nd position this year and hopefully taking the top spot some time in 2008.