- Our BellinghamHomes.com
website recently went over the One Million mark on the number of pages viewed by internet users in the past 12 month period. The Bellingham Home site activity has increased every month by at least 10% or more for the past three years even in this tough real estate environment we are in. The amount of page views, according to Google Analytics is now 1,140,500 page views in the past 12 months. Even with our economy still in the tank, home buyers are actively looking and searching for real estate in the Bellingham area.
Internet visitors to BellinghamHomes.com on average view 16.5 pages per visit, spend an average of 8:51 minutes per visit on the site, and currently the site has a low bounce rate of only 22.3 percent. The Bellingham Homes website traffic is now over 50% return visitors who use the site daily. That has been the nicest endorsement so far when half of your traffic is from return visitors...tells you that your doing something right.
The site is built around an incredible IDX search engine provided by Graphical Data and that is fed into hundreds of custom searches within the site to make searching for homes that much easier. The site ranks in the top 5 over all in all searches when end users use our local geographic searches combined with real estate terms. Because of it's high ranking, the site does get a lot of visitors but when the end users get to the site they are also sticking to it as well based on the low bounce rate, average time on the site and page views. We also don't force registration inorder to search, which most people prefer when searching for a home.
One of the largest growing segments of the site traffic are Canadian visitors looking for great home buys just over the border here in Whatcom County. Canadians are buying homes and properties in the US market in a large way today taking advantage of the value of their dollar vs the US currency. They just have a lot more buying power right now than they have had for years. Most of the Canadian calls and leads we are seeing are for Lake Whatcom, Lake Samish, Birch Bay, other recreation property and second homes here in Whatcom County.
There are also a lot of new surprises about to be rolled out in the next few months that will really enhance the online experience for end users searching for real estate in Whatcom County area. Feel free to visit our BellinghamHomes site today and see what you think for yourself.