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ZipRealty improves to 5th in real estate Web rankings

MSN real estate slips to 17th in March

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Real estate brokerage company Web site ZipRealty.com improved its ranking to fifth among the top-20 most-visited industry Web sites in March -- the company ranked seventh on the list in February and ninth in January, metrics company Hitwise reported. The top four companies on the list remained unchanged from February to March. Realtor.com topped the list with a 4.75 percent market share of visits to real estate Web sites, followed by brokerage company RE/MAX's remax.com Web site with a 2.85 percent market share, Yahoo's realestate.yahoo.com site with a 2.35 percent market share and valuation and marketing site Zillow.com with a 2.2 percent market share. Realtor.com had a 5.16 percent market share in February and remax.com had a 2.61 percent market share. Homegain, which was ranked by Hitwise as the second most visited real estate Web site in January and fifth in February, slipped to seventh in March with a 2.06 percent market share. Among the top 20 sites, MSN's real estate s...