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realestate.com.au ramps up content offering with relaunched news section

realestate.com.au is ramping up its content offering by increasing its content and product teams and launching a new-look news site.

The new investment in content comes as Australia’s leading property site surpassed 3.4 million visits1 for the news section alone, growing 509 per cent year on year2 (January 2015 – January 2016).

The new realestate.com.au/news, launched this week, features more video and visual content to meet Australia’s obsession for everything property.
Libby Minogue, REA Group’s Executive General Manager of Media & Marketing commented:

“Content plays an increasingly crucial role on realestate.com.au. Of our unique audience of 6.06 million3, we know that 20 per cent are purely seeking information and entertainment4, so we want to feed their appetite for all things property.

“We are investing heavily in content to serve this portion of our audience who may not be looking to buy or sell but love property and spend time looking on realestate.com.au.”

“While our key focus is meeting the needs of our consumers and delivering them content that they will love, this also allows us to create seamless partnerships with our advertisers and brands. We create native content and experiences that enables brands to connect with our highly engaged audience, delivering outcomes and driving sales,” Ms Minogue said.

Commenting on the site uplift, Sarah Millar, Managing Editor of realestate.com.au, said:

“Our dedicated team of content producers will continue to bring readers all the things they love, from the latest property news, data and trends to dream homes, expert advice and how-to guides.

“Our chief economist Nerida Conisbee will provide market insights and expert analysis of the latest property trends.”

“With our new-look news section, everything is bolder and brighter. Viewers can watch videos from the homepage and browse galleries of incredible properties in Australia and around the world.

“Plus all their favourite how-to guides are now found in the relevant section – whether they’re looking to buy, rent, sell, invest, renovate or simply dream,” Ms Millar said.

1 – Adobe Analytics. Visits to realestate.com.au News section January 2016

2 – Adobe Analytics Site Catalyst. Site Section Visits. January 2015 versus January 2016

3 – Nielsen Digital Ratings – Monthly (May 2016)

4 – realestate.com.au Consumer Satisfaction Survey, February 2016

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