Archive for February, 2011

IT&IS in Mergermarket

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Our company IT & IS has been addressed through an interview in mergermarket.com.

Mergermarket is an organizarion that provides an independant service of information on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). Unlike any other service of its kind, Mergermarket specializes in identifying different perspectives and provides unique information on possible future M&A transactions. This way they help their clients create value.

This is a payment service used by major financial institutions worldwide.

In August 2006, Mergermarket was aquired by the Times Financial Group,  publisher of  the Financial Times and FT.com. FT group is a division of Pearson plc.

ItyIs: Spain’s 5th most visited site

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The aggregated traffic of IT&IS websites makes it the 5th most visited site in Spain according to Nielsen and OJD stats

February 21st, 2011

Although OJD-Nielsen does not aggregate the total traffic generated by all the sites belonging to Ityis,  the two sites that are audited (euroresidentes.com and mis-recetas.org) received 12,928,444 unique users during the month of January alone. This figure places us above Terra (12,647,164) and makes us the 5th largest site in Spain with the highest number of recorded users. See the latest figures audited by OJD. (Click on the title usuario unicos to see our classification)

During January other IT&IS sites (not audited by OJD) have also obtained spectacular results. According to Analtyics the results for January in our other main sites are as follows:

  • estudiantes.info: 1,237,449 unique users
  • euroresidentes.es: 2,021,640 unique users
  • mis-chistes.org:  114,609 unique users
  • mis-frases.org: 296,287 unique users
  • mis-suenos.org:  854,017 unique users
  • mi-web.org: 143,401 unique users

In a separate section:

  • Gadgets, widgets, mobiles, and others: 23,381,363 unique users

Our objective for 2011 is to continue growing and according  our own team predicts that by the end of this year we  will have reached 20 million unique users without counting traffic specific to applications for mobiles, widgets, gadgets…

Our online Mis Recetas shop

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Almost four months ago we spoke about our interest in e-commerce (see IT&IS and the increase in e-commerce) in these blogs for IT&IS and announced the creation of a Director Plan aimed at making the best use of the number of visits to our sites. As a result of the Director Plan new collaborative agreements and the inclusion and development of an online shop for Mis Recetas.
The development of this new project is almost complete. It has been carried out through close collaboration between IT&IS and Ryokan, a company specializing in design, e-commerce and developments in mobile telephones. The project which is about to be launched will focus on the methodology followed by The Guardian and its online shopping areas. It will also include agreements with prestigious companies for the selection of products which will be recommended and sold by Mis recetas. Over the next few days we will be disclosing information on the first agreements and dates for the imminent opening of our Mis Recetas online shop.

Interview with the CEO of IT&IS for the Alicante Forum of Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The Alicante Forum of Entrepreneurs interviewed Rebecca Rippin the CEO of IT&IS: Interview with Rebecca Rippin CEO of Euroresidentes.com
Our CEO talks about how Euroresidentes began 14 years ago, the creation of the group of sites ITYIS, social networks, her opinión of Facebook or Twitter, Community Manager, the future of IT&IS, user testing, etc.
In this blog we will focus on what Rebecca says about the know how of IT&IS ‘Community Carer’ in relation to Community Manager.
“We don’t like the term ‘Community Manager’ very much, we prefer to call it the ‘Community Carer’…it tries to look after its users and wants them to feel part of a community’’.
About the future:
‘We are going to go wherever our users take us’’ She is also certain that the young people of today are the best indicators of how these new technologies will develop’.
The interview was carried out by the Forum of Entrepreneurs of Alicante 2.0 – Tatjana Radolovic & Mireia Aldeguer Espinilla