Ferret today announced that it has taken out the award for Most Visited Website in the Manufacturing and Industrial sector for the second year running in the Annual Hitwise Online Performance Awards.
The Hitwise Awards recognise the most popular websites in their respective categories over a twelve month period. Ferret.com.au took first place in the category of Most Visited Manufacturing and Industrial Website for the second consecutive year.
Following the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Australia’s announcement this month that online advertising has reached a $1,346 million peak for 2007 – up 34.5 percent on the previous year; Ferret.com.au enjoys top position in the Manufacturing and Industrial sector for most Australian traffic for the second time.
Ferret.com.au is Australia's largest online manufacturing and industrial information resource.
For its online audience, Ferret.com.au provides a comprehensive central online source containing the latest product, company and industry news updates.
For advertisers, Ferret.com.au increases a company's online presence and provides cost effective sales enquiries.
Ferret.com.au supplies clients an average of 3,000 leads and 55,000 website referrals each month.
Catch Managing Director, Simone Colless was delighted with the Hitwise result. "In such a rapidly growing market place and in such a competitive category it is great to see Ferret staying ahead of the rest and defending its title as the most visited directory for Manufacturing and Industrial online," she said..
"Our commitment to providing the best online advertising solution for our clients has ensured that ferret.com.au continues to top the rankings for most Australian traffic in its industry for two years in a row."
"If you are an SME in the Manufacturing and Industrial sectors, a listing on ferret.com.au means that you are taking advantage of the highest website traffic in Australia. Ferret.com.au ranks highly in organic search results because the quality of the information is rich and relevant for our online audience."
"That’s why we’re proud to be ranked no.1 for two years running."
By winning the Hitwise Award for Most Visited Website in Manufacturing and Industrial for the second year in a row, Ferret.com.au has proven once again it is the online destination of choice for site users and advertisers alike, and as verified by Hitwise, for the year 2007 received 3 times more traffic than its nearest competitor.
With online advertising at an all-time high, freshly relaunched Most Visited Manufacturing and Industrial Website Ferret promises to continue its reign on the top, showcasing over 250 new products a week, capturing more site traffic and producing more leads than any other online directory in its sector.
Ferret.com.au is Australia's largest and leading online manufacturing and industrial products and services information resource.
Ferret.com.au is owned by the global Reed Elsevier publishing group and managed by Catch, a specialist online division of Reed Business Information (RBI) Australia.