carsales clear leader in September

September was another great month for Australia’s number 1 auto classifieds website; 

September was another great month for Australia’s number 1 auto classifieds website; 

carsales was the clear leader in September across key audience and engagement metrics Average Daily Unique Audience and Average Session Duration, according to Nielsen.

1. Average Daily Unique Audience

carsales recorded an Average Daily Unique Audience of 412,856 in September according to Nielsen’s Digital Content Ratings - the measurement metric that looks at Australia’s unduplicated digital audience across desktop, mobile and tablet for both web browsers and apps.

This result was 1.6x times larger than Gumtree Automotive (262,690) and 4.6x larger than carsGuide (89,586).

Please note that in contrast to carsales as a pure play automotive classifieds website, Gumtree Automotive’s Average Unique Daily Audience is derived from the following classifieds categories: automotive services, caravans and campervans, cars, vans and utes, construction vehicles and equipment, farming vehicles and equipment, mechanics and garages, motorcycles and scooters, parts and accessories, trailers and trucks.

2. Average Session Duration

A key measure of buyer engagement is Average Session Duration.

carsales recorded an Average Session Duration of 6:22 in September according to Nielsen’s Market Intelligence - indicating that buyers are highly engaged when browsing their next purchase on carsales. 

This result was more than 2.2x longer than carsGuide (2:50) and 3.7x longer than Drive (1:44).

Understand more about the digital behaviour of Australian car buyers with the latest Auto Market Watch