Before the year is over, we are pleased to let you know that two new real estate destination sites are now showing your listings that are published through RealBird.
From their site: "Trovit is the leading search engine for classified ads in Europe and Latin America." With the new syndication partnership, both the international and the US visibility of your listings received some boost. Head over and pay a visit to our new listing syndication partner, Trovit.com
Reply.com now enhances their home buyer resources with RealBird listings. Stats on click-throughs are very promising.
And now: RealBird's Year by Numbers
2009 was the best year in RealBird's history across all major metrics. Below are some of the volume and traffic highlights. Of course, there are hundreds of exciting metrics and ratios to talk about and I only included some of the sensational and/or insightful ones.
Total registered RealBird members since launching of RealBird: 16,415
New member registrations in 2009: 2,772 (or an average 7 new members per day)
The following stats focus on the RealBird Listing Publisher service (including free and pay accounts) and excludes the RealBird Property Search and other web properties.
Total dollar value of the listings currently promoted via RealBird (exlcuding rental, pending and sold properties): $4,306,729,732 – that's 4,3 billion dollar worth of inventory advertised on RealBird in 2009
Total number of new listings published in 2009: 14,450 listings
Listing unique view increase from 2008 to 2009: +41.56% (source: Google Analytics)
Listing page view increase from 2008 to 2009: +75.40% (source: Google Analytics)
Average time on a listing website increase from 2008 to 2009: +10.83% (source: Google Analytics)
And finally, the distribution of the top 10 referring sites (syndication partners, social networks, blog networks etc.) Please note: the chart below does not imply the effectiveness of any of these platforms, nor does it represents any metrics when comparing them directly to each other. It merely shows the relative number of click-throughs for the 2009 period. One site may be better for conversion than the other even if their referral count is smaller (e.g. inquires captured on those sites, resulting in direct phone calls and for many other reasons)
As you can see, Craigslist, Zillow and Trulia is leading the pack, followed by ActiveRain (probably due to the new ActiveRain optimized RealBird embed code and their nice yearly growth).
We would like to thank you – RealBird members – for using our services and we wish you and all your loved ones a Very Happy and Successfull New Year.
Please stay tuned for the upcoming, new product releases. We have some really cool stuff flying out from the Nest in January and February.