LiveAuctioneers.com notes dramatic increase in traffic during Q3 2009
NEW YORK – LiveAuctioneers.com, the Manhattan-based facilitators of Internet live-bidding services to 868 auction houses worldwide, has released its statistical data for traffic and other online activity during the third quarter of 2009.
During the three-month period of July, August and September, 2,976,084 visits were recorded on LiveAuctioneers’ Web site – an increase of 73.4% over the comparable quarter of 2008. Of those visits, 1.9 million were “uniques,” a 58.56% increase over Q3 2008.
Also in comparison to the same quarter of 2008, there was a 116.4% spike in traffic referred from search engines, with more than 2 million inbounds recorded.
Visitors to the Web site tended to stay much longer than in the past, with 22,656,396 pages viewed during the quarter as opposed to 11,5536,144 in Q3 2008, reflecting an increase of 96.39%.
“These are very potent numbers, especially when one considers July through September is traditionally the quiet period for auctions,” said LiveAuctioneers CEO Julian R. Ellison. “Auctioneers have told us that, in good times and bad, LiveAuctioneers not only delivers quality buyers but also a consistently high level of quality underbidders. It all boils down to traffic, which is the cornerstone of LiveAuctioneers’ success.”
IIn July, LiveAuctioneers App Technologies - a division of LiveAuctioneers LLC - revolutionized the auction-bidding process with the debut of its custom-designed, downloadable iPhone application, available through Apple’s iTunes Store. The new "app" was the first of its kind within the auction industry to be openly available to any auction company utilizing LiveAuctioneers’ services. Less than a month later, LiveAuctioneers App Technologies launched a similar product for all current Blackberry devices.