YachtWorld.com and Boats.com Among Top Three Most Visited Sites in the Yachting and Boating Industry
Both companies honored as Hitwise U.S. top 10 award winners
SEATTLE – March 12, 2008 – YachtWorld.com and Boats.com have both been ranked among the top three most visited Websites in the yachting and boating industry.
Hitwise, an anonymous online usage and search behavior monitoring service, ranked YachtWorld.com number one and Boats.com number three based on the market share of U.S. visits the sites received during the fourth quarter of 2007.
“The success of YachtWorld.com and Boats.com is the result of our dedication to constantly enhancing our extensive search engine optimization programs to ensure high rankings in paid and unpaid searches for marine-related terms,” said Ian Atkins, group general manager, Boats.com/YachtWorld.com.
“The popularity of both sites translates into a significant value for boating enthusiasts, manufacturers, yacht brokers, dealers, marinas, boatyards and other marine businesses,” said Debra Keene Bergeron, U.S. general manager, Boats.com/YachtWorld.com. “Our online communities provide state-of-the-art ecommerce channels that enhance consumers’ boating experience, and ultimately help to grow the sport of boating.”
The Hitwise U.S. Top 10 Awards Program celebrates the most successful U.S. Websites in over 160 online industries. As Hitwise reports on the online usage and behavior of more than 10 million U.S. Internet users, this unique program recognizes excellence in online performance through public popularity.
About YachtWorld.com & Boats.com
Together, YachtWorld.com and Boats.com are the single most powerful and effective global marketing solution for the boating industry. With over 140,000 new and used boat listings worldwide offered by over 4,000 brokers, dealers and builders in 100 countries, YachtWorld.com and Boats.com are visited by over 4 million boating consumers every month who click through over 95 million page views. YachtWorld.com is the premier online sales channel for yacht brokers around the world with total boat listings in excess of 35 billion Euros. Boats.com provides marketing and Web services to new boat dealers and builders, and offers a “For Sale By Owner” classified service. YachtWorld.com and Boats.com have European headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and customer service representation in France, Germany, Italy, Holland and Estonia. Both companies are business units of Dominion Enterprises, based in Norfolk, Virginia, USA
About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, USA, is a leading media and information services company serving employment, real estate, automotive, recreation and industrial markets. The company operates a variety of technology businesses that offer Internet marketing, Website design and hosting, lead generation, CRM, and data capture and distribution services including Advanced Access, PowerSports Network and Dealer Specialties. The company has more than 500 paid and free magazine titles such as The Employment Guide, For Rent, Harmon Homes, Cycle Trader and RV Trader with a combined weekly circulation of over 5 million, and more than 40 market-leading Websites such as EmploymentGuide.com, ForRent.com, Homes.com, and TraderOnline.com, reaching more than 8 million unique monthly visitors. The company has nearly 6,800 employees and 2007 annual revenue in excess of U$1 billion. For more information, visit DominionEnterprises.com.