Zoopla, the U.K. property portal has announced a deal with regional newspaper publisher Johnston press to provide the property classifieds for the publishers 270 local sites.
Zoopla founder and chief executive Alex Chesterman said: “We are very excited to be embarking on this strategic relationship with Johnston Press, one of the UK’s leading
Summer is drawing to a close and as the 'Back to School' signs go up in shop windows so portal staff get ready for new appointments. Back in February The Digital Property Group announced that its Sales Director, Jon Notley, was leaving but it is only now that Zoopla has confir
Lydia Goldberg, previously digital development director at newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror has been hired by U.K. property portal Zoopla to be Product Director. As such her job includes product definition, development and delivery which puts her squarely in the front li
U.K. property portal Zoopla has signed a long-term deal with local newspaper owners Archant, publisher of over 60 regional papers. The deal sees Archant financing and promoting the relaunch of the Homes24.co.uk brand while Zoopla takes over the running of the site.
Alex Chesterman, founder and CEO of Zoopla.co.uk, said: “'We are delighted to have entered into this strategic relationship with Arc
In December 2010 U.K. Property portal Zoopla announced that it had secured a £3.25 million funding package which it intended to use as a war chest for expansion. The first shot in that war now seems to be the acquisition of HousePrices.co.uk, a site that lets users search the U.K. Land Registry database of houses sold and the prices paid.
Zoopla hasn't disclosed what it paid for the service, but
Stephen Shipperly, a non-executive director of Rightmove.co.uk has announced that he will leave the position at the end of the year. A co-founder and part of the portal's line-up since its creation in 2000 Shipperley is also Group Executive Chairman of estate agency Connells which sold its own stake in Rightmove back in 2008 for £30 million as part of a drive to create a 'war chest' for buying bu
U.K. property portal Zoopla.co.uk has joined forces with the HomeAway network to beef up its offering with a new holiday rentals section featuring over 200,000 listings.
According to Tim Boughton, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals’ General Manager the move "opens up opportunities for property owners, managers and travellers alike. It increases the exposure we can offer our clients, allows us to tap in th
As arch-rival TDPG announces record visitor numbers, Zoopla.co.uk replies with its own reports of a 23 percent increase in visitors, 26 percent increase in leads, and 44 percent more Google searches on its brand compared to one month ago.
The portal attributes the rise in numbers to its current TV advertising campaign.
Nielsen figures show overall visits to U.K. property sites fell by 5.3 percent in July compared to the previous month, as is to be expected at this time of year. Rightmove visitors fell by 2.2 percent and TDPG fell by 1.1 percent. But over at Zoopla, it seems the Summer season is actually going better than expected with a visitor growth of 5.2 percent.
Alex Chesterman, CEO of Zoopla Lt
Zoopla.co.uk has acquired BytePlay and with it the sites OnOneMap.com, DotHomes.com and Extate.com which will all now be re-directed to Zoopla.co.uk, along with a number of local PropertyGazette websites, such as BristolPropertyGazette.co.uk and CoventryPropertyGazette.co.uk covering the main U.K. towns.
Alex Chesterman, Founder and CEO of Zoopla.co.uk said, "BytePlay has a number of interesting a