The leading business portal for the overseas property industry, Globaledge, (www.globaledge.co.uk) compiled the table of the world’s most important portals by combining its own research into the leading 200 worldwide property portals with SEOMoz’ "Linkscape" programme. Linkscape provides data on more than 38 billion URLs across 240 million domains.
Whilst four portals from the US and two from China are positioned in the top eight, www.HomesGoFast.com pushed www.findaproperty.com into 20th place, www.primelocation.com into 21st, www.propertyfinder.com (28th place) and www.hotproperty.co.uk (56th).
Nick Marr, CEO of HomesGoFast said: "The large media groups have not performed well in this independent ranking. The fact that we have come out in the top 20 indicates that a small dedicated team making careful and clever use of outsourcing can take on companies with huge budgets.
"Search engines are great levellers. They show that it’s even harder to push your way to the top no matter what budget you have."
Matthew Lanham, HomesGoFast technical director says: "The news that HomesGoFast.com achieved 19th place is a fantastic accolade of our devotion to optimising our website to be search-engine friendly. With the global recession hitting businesses of all sizes and industry, we have been largely unaffected and our inquiries have risen by around 10% each month this year."
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