Rightmove climbs to 6th most popular website for UK users
A new year surge in activity from home-hunters has propelled Rightmove to 6th spot in a list of the busiest websites published by Experian Hitwise.
Rightmove has long been established in the top 10 of websites by pages viewed and figures for the week ending 19th January show Rightmove in 6th place overall, ahead of BBC News in 7th place. Only the global brands of Facebook, Google, YouTube, eBay and Amazon placed ahead of Rightmove.
Rightmove director Miles Shipside comments:
“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 8th place in the Hitwise rankings of pages viewed and so to hit 6th 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.