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Coldwell Banker climbs real estate Web rankings

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Coldwell Banker Real Estate's Web site soared to eighth place in a monthly ranking of real estate sites by online metrics company Hitwise -- the site had sat at 18th on the list for several months. LoopNet, a commercial real estate search site, jumped onto the top-20 list for the first time, rising from 24th place in August to 20th in September. No other sites on the top-20 list climbed or fell more than two places in the rankings from August to September. The market share of visits to top-ranking real estate site dropped from 7.04 percent in August to 6.63 percent in September, Hitwise reported. Yahoo's site gained in market share, rising from 2.63 percent in August to 3.51 percent in September. Zillow was third with 2.52 percent market share and ZipRealty was fourth with a 2.13 percent market share of site visits to real estate category sites. Nine Web sites joined the top-100 list of real estate category sites in Septem...