60,000 Visits in One Day to Sibcy Cline’s Website

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Sibcy Cline’s website hit a record number of 60,000 visits on April 18, 2016. The site previously set a record number of visits the week prior with 58,000 visits. Larry Fisher, Web Master and Mark Hageman, Web Applications Developer are very pleased with the significant rise in traffic.

In 2015, Sibcy Cline’s website averaged:

  • 39,230 daily visits
  • 124,438 property views (listing detail pages)

Sibcy Cline’s website is the most viewed real estate website in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Below are the March 2016 Alexa.com comparisons of real estate broker web activity in our four regions:

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Sibcy Cline Conducts Usability Study on www.sibcycline.com

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To maintain the highest level of usability for Sibcy Cline’s website, the Sibcy Cline Technology Department recently conducted two days of study monitoring testers’ habits on the site. The goal of the testing was to give insight into the user’s experience when searching for homes to buy.
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This high-tech research study involved tracking eyeball navigation. A dozen testers were asked to find homes on the website in different areas from which they currently reside.  A facilitator worked with the tester prompting for home searches from a variety of Sibcy Cline’s web pages.

While a test searched for homes, specialized tracking software followed that person’s viewing habits. Sibcy Cline Technology staff were able to view all testers and their search habits in real time in a separate room.

The results? Sibcy Cline Technology is now fine tuning the advanced search page to make it more intuitive as well as making other updates throughout the site based upon their observations.

Interesting Sibcy Cline Web Site Stats

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Sibcy Cline’s web site is the dominant real estate source of information for listed homes for sale in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Here are some fun facts about this site:

Sibcy Cline’s Views Versus the Local Competition

  • According to Alexa.com, a web-analytics web site, Sibcy Cline’s closest local competition receives only 19% of the traffic as that of sibcycline.com
  • Sibcy Cline’s page views have increased over 30% as compared to the same time period five years ago.

Sibcy Cline’s Servers Work Hard 24/7

  • During the peak hours of 9am-4pm and 8pm-10pm, an average of 44 visitors per minute generate over 600 page views each minute – that’s over 10 page views every second
  • In March, users of Sibcy Cline’s web site viewed full-screen photos over 2,000 times every day
  • 1.6 seconds = average load time for a page on Sibcy Cline’s site

Facebook – Looking at Homes is Social

  • Sharing a listing on Facebook works! In March, the site had over 31,000 visits to listing detail pages that were shared directly from the website

Sibcy Cline’s Agents Get Views, Too

  • Sibcy Cline’s agents received over 55,000 page views to their web pages in March

 

 

 

Sibcy Cline Realtors Adds Search For Homes by Zip Code on www.sibcycline.com

Search by Zip Code

Where do you go to search for homes for sale in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana? www.sibcycline.com, of course!

Search By Zip Code – New! 
The website has recently added a search by zip code. To find this search, pull down on the quick search bar and select “zip code”. Type a five-digit zip code of the area of interest. 

The search results page will let you sort the results:

  • Price high to low
  • Price low to high
  • List date (newest)
  • List date (oldest)
  • Street name
  • Price changes first
  • Open houses first

You can also limit your search results by selecting specific suburbs from a pull-down menu.

Of course, listings have several options for viewing: Map (a la Pinterest), Galley or List style!

Map Gallery List

 

Enjoy searching for homes on http://www.sibcycline.com and try out the new zip code search e-tool.

Sibcy Cline Realtors Receives Website Quality Certification for www.sibcycline.com

Sibcy Cline Realtors received Website Quality Certification (WQC) from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World for 2013-2014. This certification is presented to member real estate firms that demonstrate best practices in website design and Internet communications.

Sibcy Cline’s website, http://www.sibcycline.com, earned the certification after reaching high marks on a range of criteria, including:

  • Usability
  • Design and content
  • Interactivity
  • Responsiveness
  • Search engine optimization

“We introduced the WQC in 2009 to recognize member websites that combine high standards for design, technology and customer service,” said Leading Real Estate Companies of the World President/CEO Pam O’Connor.  “Each year, we revisit the criteria to ensure the standards reflect the most current online trends, and we are especially proud to recognize the firms whose sites earned the WQC this year.”

Sibcy Cline Realtors was among 129 real estate brokers internationally to receive this certification.

The company’s website at www.sibcycline.com is very popular for home searches for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. In 2012, this site averaged:

  • 19,000- 30,000 visits daily
  • 117,000 – 186,000 listing detail pages viewed daily

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 500+ firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 4,600 offices and 140,000 associates in more than 30 countries worldwide. The organization’s leadership is demonstrated by the fact that its affiliates comprise 13 of the top 25 real estate companies in the country.

Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced nearly 924,000 home sales valued at $234.6 billion in the U.S. in 2011. In addition, LeadingRE locally-branded affiliates hold the Number One position in sales in nearly 40% of the top 103 markets in the U.S., more than any national franchise organizations.

Record-Breaking Views to Listings in February!

It’s “Real Estate Season” and people are definitely looking at houses!

The month of February 2012 on Sibcy Cline’s website broke all records for viewership to listings.

We averaged almost 173,000 views daily to listing detail pages on our site.  This record-breaking number shattered our best viewership from April 2007 when we averaged 162,000 daily views in April 2007.

Some more www.sibcycline.com statistics for February 2012:

  • Total views to listings: 5,014,000+
  • Open house summarg page views: 151,000+  (Another record-breaking number!)

March 2012 Cincinnati Magazine – Article About Sibcy Cline's Website

The March 2012 issue of Cincinnati Magazine has a great article about Sibcy Cline’s Website: “Home of Our Dreams – Are you a Sibcy Surfer? Breathe easy. You are definitely not alone.”

The lengthy article was authored by Brendon Cull, who is a big fan of our website. He shared his obsession of looking at homes with some of his friends and found they, too, have voyeuristic real estate habits at www.sibcycline.com. Thus, the idea to write about our website was born.

Brendon coined a new phrase in this article: Sibcy Surfer. We know we have many such Sibcy Surfers on our website from our web stats:

  • 50% increase in visits to our site in the past 5 years
  • 23,000 -27,000 daily visits
  • 130,000-134,000 listing detail pages visited

Brendon shared how our website allows people to dream about their next home and what the possibilities can be.  Our website serves as a “catalog for how you want to live your life…Sibcy Cline.com is a literal window into the oldest and greatest of American dreams: to have a piece of this land to call your own.”

Be sure to pick up a copy of the March 2012 issue of Cincinnati Magazine and go to page 54 to read the article!

We will provide a link to this article as soon as it becomes live online.

Web site traffic still going strong at www.sibcycline.com

Great news to share!

Sibcy Cline’s web site traffic is still going strong. July 2011 statistics reveal we had 7% more views to our listing detail pages (4,127,189) during the month as compared to July 2010 visits. (Listing detail pages showcase specific information about listed properties including photos, room sizes, property descriptions, area information and maps.)

Average daily visits to our web site increased 16% and open house views increased by 17% for July as compared to last year.

Alexa.com (an independent web site rating resource) still exhibits Sibcy Cline’s web site as the dominant source of real estate listing information as compared to other local competitors in all of our market areas.