Tag: Zoopla

Zoopla and DPG spending big on brand

| January 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

  A main question we have regarding the merger of Zoopla and DPG has to be whether they will continue with what will become a considerable stable of brands or whether they will reduce them down to just two or three, or maybe even one brand – unlikely! The reason this question has come back […]

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Zoopla sign another strategic partnership

| September 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

In the ongoing battle between Zoopla and DPG (Findaproperty, Primelocation and Globrix), Zoopla have scored the latest points by signing a strategic partnership with News International, to exclusively power the property search for times.co.uk, sundaytimes.co.uk and thesun.co.uk. Under the terms of the deal, Zoopla will exclusively take over powering the property search function for all three websites from Globrix […]

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Closing the data loop

| October 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

Knowledge is power and you’d be hard pushed to find anyone in property with more knowledge or data than the property portals. Alongside some of the major software providers, they have access and ownership of huge amounts of data about home movers and use this to their advantage. But it’s interesting to note that so […]

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Zoopla launch iPhone app

| July 19, 2010 | 4 Comments

Zoopla.co.uk have today launched their iPhone app, which you could say is better late than never. The benefit of being out later than the other main portals property apps is that they have some additional features worth looking at. It is a more complex app for the reason that it incorporates the Zoopla Zed index […]

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Zoopla get three new board heavyweights

| July 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

This morning I received an email from Lawrence Hall at Zoopla with what he described as a GAME CHANGING announcement. It’s not very often that a portal would claim to have one of those, but surely this is worth sitting up for, because today Zoopla is announcing that it has signed long term strategic partnerships […]

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Google Property will change everything

| June 17, 2010 | 4 Comments

Make a note of his date – 16th June 2010 Like the day in Feb 2000 when a new website called Rightmove was launched and many dismissed it, here we have a pivotal date from which consumer property search will significantly change. Of course it depends on a number of factors as to how this […]

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Portal Activity from the ‘BIG THREE’

| June 11, 2010 | 8 Comments

Over the last few weeks there have been some really exciting developments in the property portal world in terms of the leading pack and any efforts to break into this group. Recently at the Property Professional Show we queued up to hear Google in anticipation of their UK property search launch. If you’ve not already […]

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Home Sale Network Conference

| December 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

It was a pleasure to speak last week at the 16th annual  Home Sale Network Conference where I presented ‘Social Media So What’ (Slides and notes here) The day began with Richard Tucker, HSN managing director, giving a brief welcome and introduction to the day. The standout comment for me

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Propertyfinder mobile site review

| August 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

The opening page looks smart, although I’m not sure why it has a contact us and about us option in the main menu. After making your first choice of Buy/Rent you are presented with the usual options for searching, although it doesn’t allow GPS location search on my iPhone. The search is the biggest thing […]

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Zoopla continue shopping spree

| August 7, 2009 | 0 Comments

Zoopla.co.uk, have today announced the completed acquisition of the PropertyFinder Group from News International Ltd and the REA Group, for an undisclosed sum. This deal has been going on for some weeks now and isn’t a huge surprise, although it remains to be seen how they will now bring a multitude of sites together to […]

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