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BoatDealers.ca Record Traffic Continues to Grow

Merxwire
21 Jan 2021, 15:49 GMT+10

BoatDealers.ca's annual data has been increasing rapidly, recorded a 57% increase in unique Canadian visitors in 2020, as well as a 51% increase in unique global traffic. It is expected that it will continue to grow in the future!

Kingston, Ontario (Merxwire) - BoatDealers.ca, Canada's leading marine buy & sell platform. They have released annual data for 2020, which highlights the rapidly increasing record traffic of this digital media company. The website is owned and operated by Digital Era Media in Kingston, Ontario. It was established in February 2001 and has since become the main content of marine industry personnel and recreationalists.

According to data, the number of visits to established websites surges in 2020, and the company also indicated that it would continue to grow in 2021. The company recorded a 57% increase in unique Canadian visitors in 2020, as well as a 51% increase in unique global traffic. According to statistics, more than 4.7 million visitors poured into the site, of which 2.4 million were unique visitors. In Canada, the total traffic accounted exceeds 23 million, and the total pageviews exceed 25 million.

The company's 10 year trend also exhibits steady growth and their position as one of the boating industry's leading digital platforms. Between 2010 to 2020, the company underwent a 204% increase in unique Canadian visitors, coupled with a 165% increase in unique global traffic. This equates to a 115% increase in Canadian pageviews compared to 2010 (23.3 million versus 10.8 million), and a 111% increase in global pageviews compared to 2010 (25.2 million compared to 11.9 million).

The totality of the data showcases a significant increase in new boaters looking to purchase, as well as a notable jump in existing boaters looking to upgrade. According to BoatDealers.ca President & CEO Chris Perera, "While we have been experiencing year-over-year growth for sometime I could not have predicted this level of total visitors and engagement. 2020 was a year like no other. In mid-March I would have anticipated a decline in boat buyers with all the uncertainty that Covid-19 brought. I'm happy to report I was very wrong."

The data also serves as a positive long term indicator for the industry. Marine retailers had to act quickly during summer 2020 to satisfy the influx of boaters joining the community and the associated marketplace. According to Perera, "This record level of traffic has generated a record amount of leads for the dealers and brokers using BoatDealers.ca to sell their inventory. Other clients like marinas, manufacturers, insurance, and services all received over delivery on their advertising contracts."

The trend also does not appear to be slowing down. With 2020 seeing spikes across the board, pent up demand is expected to flow into 2021: "We fully anticipate further surge in our traffic for 2021. I know it's only been less than two weeks into 2021, but we are already tracking 40% year to date over 2020 visitors and unique users. So we do feel 2021 will be a new record once again."

With a positive outlook for the future, boaters getting involved in the community will also find valuable resources at their fingertips. Not only does BoatDealers.caserve as the central marketplace for buying and selling, it also hosts valuable tools for those researching a purchase. There is a large catalog ofboat reviewsand360 virtual toursfor new models, as well as aboat selection systemto help users find their ideal craft. Combined with the recent launch ofBoatBlurb.com, boaters have access to the latest tips, products, news, and cultural content for a fully comprehensive experience.

"An opportunity we are strongly and actively pursuing is instilling confidence through news, information, and education for boaters of all kinds. With the 2020 launch of BoatBlurb.com we are providing resources from new to experienced boaters. Creating a complementary ecosystem for boat ownership and the boating lifestyle with BoatDealers.ca and BoatBlurb.com respectively," added Perera.

More information please visit: https://www.boatdealers.ca/

SOURCE Digital Era Media Inc.

Media Contact Information:
Contact Person: Scott Way
Email: editor@boatblurb.com
Phone: +1-888-909-4336 ext. 7013

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