Website Awards 2012 Website Awards 2012

14:24 PM, 25th January 2012, About 12 years ago 16

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The Property118 research team were kept incredibly busy over the first few months of 2012 analysing literally thousands of websites which offer services to landlords and property professionals. The results will were promoted in our eNewsletters (weekly distribution > 500,000) for the benefit of our subscribers and were Search Engine Optimised to appear in Google searches.

The starting point for this exciting endeavour was the 275,000+ businesses listed in our Property Services Directory. With this being such a large number and our readers generally preferring to deal with local businesses we decided to break the awards down to Counties as opposed to giving only one National award.

There was no entry fee, no expensive awards ceremony to attend and no price for winners to pay for displaying our awards logo on their website. Unlike other awards we were not be influenced by advertising revenue, simply the quality of the websites we reviewed.

We judged websites offering the products and services in the following sectors /professions, all of which are used regularly by landlords and property professionals:-

  • Accountants
  • Commercial Finance Brokers
  • Electrical and PAT testing
  • Gas & Heating Engineers
  • Letting Agents
  • Mortgage / Finance Brokers
  • Plumbers
  • Solicitors

Judging decisions were be based upon a combination of powerful analysis algorythms and human experience including the following:-

Website Popularity – calculated using a combination of average daily visitors, average time on site and average page views per user visit.

Links – the number of other websites linking in to content or functions such as quotations or bookings

Contact – we short-listed three businesses in each profession and County and a member of our team endeavoured to speak with each short-listed business prior to the final decision being made.

To find the winners in your County simple Google search “Property118 website awards 2012” followed by your county, e.g. Property118 website awards 2012 West Midlands

If there is a business which you think is worthy of our consideration for future awards please email

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10:18 AM, 27th January 2012, About 12 years ago

Sounds like a great idea.......keep up the good work and well done.

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

17:32 PM, 27th January 2012, About 12 years ago

Thanks Lorna. Results for Counties beginning with A to be announced next week 🙂

16:26 PM, 7th February 2012, About 12 years ago

This sounds like an excellent idea. Good to see a non biased site offering value to its visitors. I must admit when my office received a call today to say our website had won an award I was sceptical but all seems legit - nice work guys.

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

17:02 PM, 7th February 2012, About 12 years ago

Our Call Centre is completing the final verification process by contacting all businesses which have been short listed. We have not formally announced or notified any winners yet although we have selected winners for Counties beginning with the letters A and B. Where are based Jason?

17:30 PM, 7th February 2012, About 12 years ago

Hi Mark its based in Woodbridge, Suffolk (not sure if I'm allowed to state the name of my company or not)

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

18:40 PM, 7th February 2012, About 12 years ago

Hi Jason, we have absolutely no problem in you mentioning your company name, profession, contact details etc. The only commercial posting we particularly object to is blatant and out of content advertisement, e.g. We provide the most cost effective widget servicing in the County of .....

If, however, another commentors asked a question such as " does anybody know a good widget service engineer in the County of ....." we would not mind a rely saying "that's what I do, give me a call on ....." in such circumstances we would also comment to point people to our directory.

We have not made any decisions about winners in Suffolk yet but is you would like me to confirm you are on our shortlist please confirm your business name and profession.

I hope that helps.



19:14 PM, 7th February 2012, About 12 years ago

Hi Mark

The company name is Keystone IMC Ltd. We are based in Woodbridge.

Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

19:29 PM, 7th February 2012, About 12 years ago

I will get this looked into tomorrow and post back here to confirm whether you are on our short list and if so for which category.

22:42 PM, 7th February 2012, About 12 years ago


I'd like to submit our site, It's a property auction service for landlords, letting agents and potential tenants.

For more details please contact Jonathan on j@@thepropertybid:disqus .com



Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118

9:45 AM, 8th February 2012, About 12 years ago

Jason, I confirm that your company has been short listed to the final the in the category of mortgage brokers in the County of Suffolk. I don't make the final decisions but I've had a look at your website and it's very impressive. Good Luck and I'm sure we will be in touch.

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