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Brentwood, Essex UK
Immediate Release on track to report record quarter, the online directory service for the UK motoring industry, has experienced a significant upsurge in use of their service resulting in a predicted record breaking quarter. The site is anticipating the highest usage since the service was launched in 2008.

Steve Jakes, founder and Director of Essex the based business has announced record growth in the user base as visits to the internet directory surges month on month. Figures for May 2012 smashed previous recorded heights with June only marginally behind. At the current rate July will again deliver a record, resulting in over 300,000 unique visitors over the reported quarter.

The trend would appear to show an upturn in the motoring sector and supports the prediction of growth for the UK car industry by industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) who are predicting that car registrations will be increased by 3.1% in 2013 compared to 2012’s predictions, which essentially means more people buying cars. It’s predicted that the growth will in turn result in increased revenue, increased profit and as a consequence greater investment opportunities. The trickle-down effect will stimulate used car sales, servicing and benefit all related motor trades. At present, the UK automotive industry invests around £1bn+ per year in improving manufacturing techniques and production efficiency. Increased revenue means that the automotive industry can afford to invest more, securing the employment of thousands and taking a positive step towards UK economic stability.
Speaking about the growth in the user base, Steve Jakes said: “ is firmly established as one of the most used and trusted motoring directories in the UK today, with
Over 370,000 listings currently on-line. We expect to see continued growth over the next twelve months which is great news for all of our customers who include a multitude of small businesses as well as multi-million pound dealer groups (including Ford Retail, Dagenham Motors, Caffyns plc and Inchcape plc), specialised body shops and associated businesses like insurance and breakdown services. Motor Trades customer reviews continue to show positive feedback.”

Steve added: “It’s exciting for our customers to see this growth in interest in MotorTrades. It means that their campaigns will deliver even greater value for money.”

MotorTrades customer testimonials support this claim. In general, internet advertising is increasing by 14% year on year and reached a new high of £4,784 million in 2011, up £687 million year on year. More and more businesses understand the need to be listed with industry specific directories; this trend has contributed to positive growth.

According to the latest internet advertising UK (IAB) advertising expenditure report, concluded by PWC, online advertising continues to grow at an exceptional rate and last year experienced its biggest increase in five years.

About Motor Trades is a trading name of Motortrades Limited, based in Brentwood Essex. Company: Motor Trades Ltd Contact: Steve Jakes Phone: 0845 468 2000 Email:
Head quartered in Brentwood, Essex is a leading motoring directory service provider. Covering 474 UK towns and Cities and listing 152 business classifications. In the 12 months to 26 June 2012 generated 924,000 unique visitors, 1,345M visits, 4.780M Pages, and 38.1 Million hits. Web traffic continues to grow month on month.

Traffic stats can be viewed and downloaded at the following link.

Further information or comment contact:
Stuart Hardy

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