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Yahoo climbs Hitwise real estate ranks, RE/MAX falls

Rental search sites all see gains in June

Yahoo Real Estate improved to second on the Hitwise top-20 list of real estate Web sites in June from third in May, with ZipRealty.com jumping two places to third and RE/MAX's remax.com sinking from second to fourth. Longtime category leader Realtor.com had a 4.46 percent market share among real estate category Web sites, according to the latest Hitwise report, while Yahoo's realestate.yahoo.com site had a 2.7 percent market share and ZipRealty.com had a 2.7 percent share. The Hitwise rankings are based on U.S. market share of visits, from a Hitwise sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users. MSN Real Estate's realestate.msn.com Web site, which ranked 10th on the list in May and 18th in April, dropped to 15th in June with a 1.17 percent market share. All of the apartment rental search sites on the top-20 list gained in the rankings from May to June. MyNewPlace.com, which ranked 40th in March, 34th in April and 22nd in May, joined the top-20 list in 19th place in June. Rent.com...

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