Posted on 11 August 2011
As some of you may have noticed we have been doing a lot of work on the Spot Blue website, in fact we have just had the entire site rebuild to observe modern coding standards, and introduce new functionality including social media logins (and registration). Next comes a redesign, ideas on a postcard.
One of the main things to change is the system of counting how many times our properties are viewed allowing us to chart the most popular properties.
When we first rebuilt the site our developers opted for a system that would check the IP address of the user and if they hadn’t viewed the property that day they would be added to the weekly count. The weekly count was then passed onto the monthly count at the end of every week, and the weekly count was reset to zero. The same then happened to the monthly count at the end of each month. This was great, apart from the jumps in the data at the end of every week and month.
The new system implemented last week runs on a thirty day running average, so there will be no resetting and the data will remain constant. This is a much more accurate way of gauging the popularity of our properties.
Since the new system went live KUS155 has been dominant at the top of the table. We are looking at a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury sea-front villa, with private pool and gardens in Kusadasi, Aydin, Turkey for just £203,000. The comparatively high price tag, while still being fantastic value for money, indicates that those browsing for property today are those with a higher budget than the bargain hunters that dominated in 2009 and 2010.
This is confirmed by the fact that the rest of the top 5 are all over £50k and five of the top 10 are over £100k. The other two noticeable trends are the dominance of sea-front properties and also the continued popularity of Altinkum.