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Yahoo Real Estate climbs to No. 2

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Property search and information site Yahoo Real Estate ranked as the second most visited real estate site on the Web in May, according to Web metrics firm Experian Hitwise. Zillow, in third, had taken that No. 2 spot in February after the Yahoo site bumped it down to third place in December. Yahoo Real Estate captured 4.3 percent of visitors in Hitwise's real estate category rankings, narrowly beating out Zillow, which captured 4.1 percent of visitors. Hitwise bases its rankings on a sample of 10 million U.S. Internet users. maintained its lock on the No. 1 spot with 6.2 percent of traffic; also kept its No.4 spot with 2.8 percent of traffic. Trulia jumped into the top five with 2.7 percent of traffic, bumping ZipRealty down to sixth place with 2.4 percent market share. MSN Real Estate rejoined the top 10 as it shot up five places to the No. 7 spot from the No. 12 spot last month. slid down to No. 8 and RE/MAX Real Estate dropped a couple of places to ...