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ZipRealty, RE/MAX sites trade places in August

Hitwise reports top-20 rankings mostly intact since July

Real estate brokerage company Web sites ZipRealty.com and RE/MAX's remax.com swapped places in the latest top-20 rankings of industry Web sites, published today by online metrics company Hitwise. The top three sites on the list -- Realtor.com, Yahoo's realestate.yahoo.com and Zillow.com -- held their places as the top three real estate category sites by market share of total visitors in August, Hitwise reported, followed by ZipRealty.com and remax.com. Realtor.com had a category-leading market share of 7.04 percent in August, compared with second-place realestate.yahoo.com at 2.63 percent. Rent.com, ServiceMagic.com and HomeGain.com remained unchanged in sixth through eighth places on the list, respectively, while Trulia.com bumped up from 10th on the list in July to ninth in August and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development site HUD.gov rose from 11th in July to 10th in August. Apartments.com dropped from ninth in July to 11th in August; RealtyTrac.com, Century2...

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