SEATTLE, Wash. - December 21, 2006 - YachtWorld.com, the leading Internet resource for the international yacht broker community, has been rated the most visited marine Website by an independent ranking agency.
Alexa, a company that provides data on Website traffic, has ranked YachtWorld.com as number 4012 out of more than 18 million Internet sites, leading all other marine-industry Websites. The nearest broker-focused competitor was rated at 629,684.
According to Comscore, an Internet measuring tool, YachtWorld also has the highest number of minutes per visitor for a marine site. The research data reveals that visitors to YachtWorld.com average 74 page views per session.
"We are pleased to be ranked as the top marine Website in visitors and page views, and we intend to stay number one," said James Nolan, group general manager of YachtWorld.com and boats.com. "We are continuing to enhance our extensive search engine optimization programs to ensure high rankings in both paid and unpaid results in searches for marine-related terms."
"We passed a major milestone in September 2006, when we recorded more than three million page views in a three-day period," added Nolan. "During the month of September, YachtWorld.com hosted more than 100,000 visitors and experienced double-digit growth over the previous year in page views, site visitors and e-mail leads to brokers. The best news is that YachtWorld.com brokers reported September sales of more than $58 million in boats listed on the site."
Formed in 1995, YachtWorld.com is the premier online sales channel for yacht brokers around the world. The site lists more than 100,000 boats for sale in 115 countries by some 2,300 brokers in 60 countries. The total value of boats listed is over $30 billion. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., YachtWorld.com has a major office in the United Kingdom, and service offices in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Dubai, Russia and the Netherlands. YachtWorld.com and its sister Website boats.com are business units of Dominion Enterprises, based in Norfolk, Va.
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