Three property websites have received accolades over the past week: daft.ie was ranked 8th on this year’s Technology Fast 500 list, and both roost.com and zillow.com were included in AltSearchEngines' 100 Search Engines in 100 Minutes list.
daft.ie is the leading property portal in Ireland, and its inclusion on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list comes after it was ranked number one in Deloitte and Touche’s 2009 Technology Fast 50 Awards.
The Fast 50 ranked the 50 fastest growing companies in Ireland based on average percentage revenue growth over five years. The Fast 500 list is based on the same criteria but ranks companies in Europe as well as the Middle East and Africa. daft.ie was the only Irish company, and the only real estate company, to be ranked in the top 10.
daft.ie says it grew 8,453 percent over the period from 2004 to 2008.
AltSearchEngines says the list presents the 100 most creative and innovative search engines in the world. roost.com was presented 58th, with zillow.com second last on the list.
roost.com has continued to expand across US markets this year, recently adding San Antonio, Texas and Colorado Springs.
zillow.com has just upgraded its search experience to allow users to limit results by zip code or city.