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BoatsandOutboards.co.uk is UK’s number one boating website in the UK!

Added: (Fri Mar 02 2007)

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West Sussex based BoatsandOutboards.co.uk is UK’s number one boating website in the UK!

The latest results are in from Hitwise, the leading online competitive intelligence service, and www.BoatsandOutboards.co.uk has ranked number one by visits among all United Kingdom websites in the Hitwise ‘Sports - Yachting and Boating’ category.

It is also ranked number six by visits among all United Kingdom websites in the Hitwise Shopping and Classifieds – Classifieds category.

Stephen Sumner, Channel Marketing Manager for Boats and Outboards, said: "We are totally over the moon to have been awarded this very important award for the second time in a year; it puts BoatsandOutboards.co.uk firmly on the map as Britain's busiest marine website.

“The award comes at an exciting time for www.BoatsandOutboards.co.uk with lots of new developments lined up for 2007.

“The BoatsandOutboards.co.uk team worked very hard listening to the trade and public during 2006 to make improvements to the website where needed, and have a dedicated team of Search Engine Optimisation specialists ensuring the site is number 1 on the main search engines."

Around 20,000 live adverts are currently on the site, with people advertising boats of all size, shape, type and price. There are also adverts for a wide range of related marine services and products.

The award recognises the outstanding traffic that BoatsandOutboards.co.uk receives. The month of February saw 211,155 unique visitors and over 6 million page views alone.

Hitwise monitors a range of Internet Service Provider (ISP) networks to capture the usage patterns of Internet users. Each day, Hitwise extracts from its partner ISP networks a list of websites visited and ranks them according to a range of industry standard metrics - including 'Visits', 'Pages' and 'Average Session Duration'.

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For more information please contact Stephen Sumner, Channel Marketing Manager on 0800 1383462 or email stephen@boatsandoutboards.co.uk.

Notes to Editors:

1. BoatsandOutboards.co.uk is the UK’s number one website for buying and selling boats (of all types), chandlery, equipment, waterside property and more.
2. There are around 19,000 boats for sale on the site and it attracts over 200,000 unique visitors every month.
3. The monthly magazine Boats and Outboards was launched in July 2006.

Submitted by:Stephen Sumner
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