Chicagoland Real Estate Forum: 2011 By the Numbers

January 02, 2012

2011 chicago land real estate forum successWe’ve been reminiscing at Chicagoland Real Estate Forum and thought it would be fun to share some of our site statistics from 2011 with you:


Chicagoland Real Estate Forum welcomed 137,282 visitors from 153 countries in 2011.

Each month, the site saw visitors from all 50 states, plus Washington D.C. In fact, 40% of our traffic is from out of state.

Top 10 States: Illinois, California, New York,  Texas, Indiana, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Georgia.

87.78% of visitors are new to the site

13% are returning visitors. This is industry traffic! Thanks so much to all of our loyal followers. In fact, you can follow us other places too, and some of you already do. On Facebook we have 331 followers and 783 on Twitter.

Top Content in 2011

Everyone loves the local content we cover on Chicagoland Real Estate Forum. Here are our top 5 stories!

Naperville Pawn Show and Its Crew to Star on TLC

Fireworks to Fly All Weekend Around Chicagoland

Get Your Green on This Saturday in Chicago

Cook County Property Tax Bills Due a Month Later

Free Chicago Real Estate Trumps Buying

Traffic Sources

76.33% of traffic from search engines

10.16% of traffic from referring sites

9.59% of traffic was direct traffic

3.92% of traffic is from other

Fun Facts

Roughly 10% of traffic came from mobile devices (up from 5% in 2010), such as the iPhone, iPad, Android Blackberry or other smartpohones or tablets.

Top referring sites for Chicagoland Real Estate Forum include Google, of course, but Facebook, Twitter and The Huffington Post are all in the top 10 as well.

Be sure to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

We hope your 2012 is off to a good start. We look forward to sharing ours with you this year!

About The Author

Read All Stories By Carol Morgan

Carol Flammer is a public relations and social media marketing expert, strategist and consultant. With 20 years of experience, Carol has established herself as the “go to” for real estate and construction products public relations and social media. Carol is president of Flammer Relations, Inc., and managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Atlanta and Chicago.

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