Inman just published the latest Hitwise traffic data for the month of January: Yahoo up, MSN down in latest Hitwise real estate site rankings
- The fact that Hitwise had Move.com bouncing up to #2 last month only only to fall back to #8 the following month says less about Move.com’s traffic and more about the erratic nature of Hitwise data.
- MSN real estate is dropping like a dead weight (below whitefence???). The homepage of MSN probably accounts for a substantial amount of the traffic to MSN Real Estate, so maybe they just put such a large emphasis on election news this month at the expense of real estate stories.
- Trulia got bumped out of the Top 10 by HUD. 🙁
Finally, in reading over the fact that Hitwise is giving stats all the way down to real estate websites ranked beyond #1000, I can’t help but wonder where traffic to my websites stand… As bad as Alexa is, some data is better than no data, so I thought I’d plot out a few sites to give me a better perspective:
Here’s what I learned (permalink) about the “Alexa Reach” of some real estate sites:
- The BHB (not ranked) is just below Real Estate Shows (#105)
- 4realz.net (not ranked) and RCG (not ranked) are both getting about the same traffic and well above The Shore Islamorada (#1,062)
Armed with the realization that I run two sites that should be included, I can’t help but wonder how I get my sites on the radar of the Hitwise people. It would probably never amount to much, but I figure that sites like RCG and BHB definitely deserve to be included in this list!
I spent some time on the Hitwise website and I can’t seem to find a way to submit a new site for inclusion in their list. Does anyone know what it takes to get a site included in their “real estate” data?
(Also, there’s a small chance that sites like BHB and RCG are already on their list, but unless someone with access to the full list wants to check that for me, I’m assuming we’re not.)