Rightmove has been soaring in popularity over the last few years and the property portal has long been established in the top 10 of websites by pages viewed. In the latest league tables of the UK’s websites, compiled by Experian Hitwise, Rightmove is in 6th place beating even the BBC news site and BBC main site. Perhaps unsurprisingly Rightmove is beaten only by the global brands of Facebook, Google, YouTube, eBay and Amazon.
The Top 10 from Hitwise for the week ending 19th January 2013 were:
- BBC News
- YouTube Mobile
- BBC Main
“January is a traditionally busy time for the property market as the new year provides the impetus for many to turn their attention back to searching and researching their local market with a view to making a change. This is the second consecutive week that Rightmove has been sixth in the Hitwise rankings and to see so much activity on Rightmove so early in the year already provides an encouraging indicator for the year ahead.”
Rightmove spent much of 2012 hovering between 7th and 8 th place in the Hitwise rankings of pages viewed and so to hit 6 th spot reflects the surge in website activity seen so far in 2013. In a further encouraging sign for the housing market, Rightmove’s January House Price Index also revealed this week that the number of new property listings had jumped by 22% year-on-year.