DPG reports near 50 percent increase in visits and enquiries

07 Feb 2012

Off the back of heavy media campaigning at the start of the year, the Digital Property Group (DPG) announced a 47 percent increase in home-seeker inquiries to agents, as well as 19 million monthly visits to its websites. DPG claims monthly unique visitor figures (courtesy of comScore) show that it has also narrowed the gap with the market leader Rightmove by 25 percent.

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Steve Shipside

Steve Shipside has been a technology and business journalist since 1990. He has written for numerous daily newspapers (Guardian, Times, Telegraph etc.), websites (including the BBC), and TV (he was a presenter for the Blue Chip business program on Sky TV). Over the years he has written just about everything from celebrity chef interviews for Healthy Eating magazine to Spice Girls profiles for French fashion magazine Citizen K. His specialty, however, is communications and marketing, which is a subject that he covered extensively for Wired as well as trade titles Campaign, Ads International, and Revolution. He has also published books on e-marketing (Capstone), presentations (Dorling Kindersley), communicating effectively (DK), and CVs (Dummies guides). He is based in Paris and London and writes news, features, and analysis on the U.K. and French markets for the AIM Group, as well as training French newspaper journalists in the dark arts of social media.