propertyskipper sees record year of traffic in Bermuda
2016 proved to be a very strong year for property search in Bermuda with visitors to propertyskipper in Bermuda increasing by 25% as compared with 2015. Traffic for the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 has also indicated a positive start for property search on the island this year.
Time on site and average pages per visit remained largely in line with 2015 which is positive, given that despite adding further agents to the site, inventory of available property reduced as compared with the end of 2015 driven largely by a reduction of available residential rental properties. The only segment to materially add inventory was vacation rentals where there are approximately 30% more listings on the site than in 2015.
Approximately 75% of traffic to the Bermuda site is local, with 15% coming from the U.S., 6% U.K, 4% Canada and then 5% other, over the last year traffic from the U.S. and particularly U.K has seen a good up-tick. We have continued to see growth in mobile/tablet traffic over the year and this is now approaching nearly 50% of all traffic and we would expect this trend to continue as we improve our mobile offering.
Peter Goodall, Director of propertyskipper highlights “Its been an excellent year all round for propertyskipper in Bermuda, the first half of the year was particularly strong as was the Autumn and early indications on traffic are pointing to a good start for property search in Bermuda this year. The increased trend for mobile traffic highlights the importance of having a strong platform across all devices and we are excited to announce that the whole site will be completely revamped and relaunched in Q1 of this year which will greatly enhance the property search experience on all devices - we would expect this to continue to support our consistent growth in Bermuda since we launched almost 4 years ago”.
propertyskipper.com also launched HomePro at the end of the year in Bermuda - which is a new directory accessible from the home page for home focussed tradespeople to advertise their business to our wide audience of users - if you would like to advertise your business on the site contact: firstname.lastname@example.org